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'Batman' star Christian Bale arrested in London

DPA , LONDON

British Batman star Christian Bale has been arrested by detectives investigating claims that he assaulted his mother and sister at a luxury hotel in London, Scotland Yard said on Monday.

The 34-year-old Hollywood actor, in London for the European premiere of The Dark Knight on Monday evening, was alleged to have lashed out at the two women on Sunday evening in his suite at the Dorchester Hotel, police sources said.

“A 34-year-old man attended a central London police station this morning by appointment. He was arrested in connection with an allegation of assault. He currently remains in custody,” a spokeswoman from Scotland Yard said.

Bale was arrested just hours after he attended the first European screening of the new Batman blockbuster.

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