EastEnders star Steve McFadden has been arrested and bailed over claims that he harassed a woman believed to be the mother of his baby girl.
The 51-year-old actor was picked up by police in Haringey, north London, on Wednesday.
After being questioned by officers he was released on bail to return to a police station early next year.
It is understood that McFadden – who plays EastEnders hard man Phil Mitchell – was arrested following a complaint by former partner Dr Rachel Sidwell.
The pair have a daughter, Amelie Tinkerbell, now 17 months old.
A spokesman for Scotland Yard said: “On Wednesday November 3 officers from Haringey arrested a 51-year-old man in connection with alleged harassment to cause violence against a female.
“He has since been bailed until a date in January 11.”