Actor Bean arrested after spousal assault claim

Actor Sean Bean has spent the night in a police cell over allegations that he assaulted his wife.

Actor Sean Bean has spent the night in a police cell over allegations that he assaulted his wife.

Police were called to the 49-year-old star’s home in Belsize Park, north London, on Thursday night, following a claim of domestic assault.

Bean was taken to a police station and bailed on Friday morning before being told no further action would be taken.

The star of 'Lord of the Rings' and ITV’s 'Sharpe' married his fourth wife Georgina Sutcliffe, 29, in London in February.

The couple originally intended to marry in January but cancelled 24 hours before the big day, citing “personal reasons”.

Actress Ms Sutcliffe told the Sun: “Everything is OK. Sean and I are at home enjoying the sunshine. He was arrested. Everything was blown out of proportion.

“The police held him quite a while, but Sean is fine and I’m fine. There’s no problem between us.”

Bean told the newspaper: “I’m fine.”

The Sheffield-born actor wed his teenage sweetheart, Debra, at 21. That was followed by marriages to 'Bread' actress Melanie Hill and 'Sharpe' co-star Abigail Cruttenden.

A Scotland Yard spokesman said: “Police were called to a home at 11.40pm on Thursday night following an allegation of domestic assault.

“A man was taken to a police station and bailed on Friday morning. Later that day he was advised that no further police action would be taken.”

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