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Bean arrested over harassment claim

Actor Sean Bean has been arrested on suspicion of harassing his ex-wife.

The TV hardman, who made his name in the Napoleonic war drama Sharpe, was arrested over allegations that he sent abusive texts and calls to actress Georgina Sutcliffe, according to the Daily Mirror.

A Scotland Yard spokesman said: "A 53-year-old man attended a central London police station by appointment... where he was arrested and bailed pending further inquiries. He was arrested on suspicion of harassment."

Sutcliffe is appearing in the West End production of Agatha Christie's The Mousetrap.

The pair divorced in December 2010 after two years of marriage.

Sheffield-born Bean wed his teenage sweetheart, Debra James, at 21.

That was followed by marriages to Bread actress Melanie Hill and Sharpe co-star Abigail Cruttenden.

(Metropolitan Police)