Law arrested on suspicion of assault


LONDON -- Actor Jude Law has been arrested on suspicion of attacking a photographer outside his London home, his lawyer and police said Wednesday.

Law, 34, recently back from the Venice Film Festival showing of his new film "Sleuth," went voluntarily to Marylebone Police Station in central London after the incident Tuesday and was released on bail.

"Mr. Law provided the police with a statement regarding his denials of allegations by a 'paparazzi' photographer against him and made his own allegations concerning the photographer," said Law's solicitor Graham Shear. "Jude has the utmost respect for the police and whilst this is an ongoing matter no further comment will be made."

London's Scotland Yard police headquarters said a 34-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of actual bodily harm.

"The arrest followed an allegation of assault outside a residential address," a police spokesman said. "The man has been released on bail... pending further inquiries."

Law, the star of "The Talented Mr. Ripley" and the 2004 remake of "Alfie," appears with Michael Caine in "Sleuth," itself a rewrite of the original 1972 thriller.