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Christian Bale has been arrested after assault allegations were made against him by his mother and sister.

The Dark Knight star allegedly lashed out at his 61-year-old mother, Jenny, and his 40-year-old sister, Sharon, in his suite at the Dorchester Hotel on Sunday.

As we reported earlier, the actor’s mother and sister filed a complaint at a police station in Hampshire yesterday before the West End premiere of The Dark Knight.

“A 34-year-old man attended a central London police station this morning, by appointment, and was arrested in connection with an allegation of assault,” a police spokesman told People magazine. “He is currently in custody.”

Bale has not been formally charged and is expected to be released today. If charged, he will either be given a bail date to return as the police inquiry continues, or if no bail is granted, will continue to be held in custody until he appears before a magistrate court.