Christian Bale arrested

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 22 July 2008
Christian Bale

Christian Bale arrested over alleged assault

Christian Bale has been arrested on suspicion of assaulting his mother and sister.

'The Dark Knight' star was taken into custody today (22.07.08) following claims he attacked his 61-year-old mother Jenny and 40-year-old sister Sharon on Sunday night (20.07.08) at London's Dorchester Hotel, where he is currently staying.

Following the alleged incident, Jenny and Sharon went to a police station in Hampshire to make the allegation of assault, and the case was then referred to the Metropolitan Police.

A representative for the London force confirmed: "A 34-year-old man attended a London Police Station on Tuesday by appointment and was arrested in connection with an allegation of assault.

"He currently remains in custody."

Despite his family's claims, police allowed Christian to complete his promotion of the new Batman movie, including letting him attend the film's European premiere in London's Leicester Square last night (21.07.08).

The actor - who plays the Caped Crusader in the film - was joined by co-stars Maggie Gyllenhaal, Sir Michael Caine and Aaron Eckhart on the red carpet.

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