Alex Reid "arrested on suspicion of using violence" at home

Published by Alison Potter
Published on 5 September 2012

Alex Reid "arrested on suspicion of using violence" at home

Alex reid

Alex Reid
Reality TV star
born 21/07/1975

Alex Reid has been “arrested on suspicion of criminal damage and using violence to secure entry” outside the Essex home he shares with girlfriend Chantelle Houghton.

There was a reported “disturbance” in the early hours of the morning, which led to the cage fighter being taken into police custody.

A police spokesperson said: “Police were contacted just before 1.30am this morning with reports of a disturbance at a property in... Brentwood.

“A 37-year old man from Brentwood was arrested on suspicion of criminal damage and using violence to secure entry, and is currently in police custody.”

Neither Alex or Chantelle have made any public statement about the incident yet, but just yesterday the pair spoke to the press about their tumultuous 16-month relationship.

Chantelle, who is mum to their 11-week-old daughter Dolly, took off her engagement ring at the weekend fuelling rumours that the pair were having difficulties.

In the latest issue of OK! Magazine, she explained: "It's been very testing between me and Alex. Things have been really strained.

"There's never a day without drama."

Similarly Alex was quite candid when discussing the state of their relationship, confessing: "You think, 'Would this be easier if we weren’t together?'

"But no, I love her to pieces. I want to be with her, I don’t need to be with Chantelle. I totally believe it’s better to have two happy parents apart than it is to have two unhappy parents together.

"But if we are killing each other, I don’t want that. You know, if we want to kill each other, any couple wants to kill each other from time to time, that’s quite normal.

“Relationships are give and take. I love both of my girls and I want to make it work, so I will."

The pair have been rocked by claims that Alex used to try to kiss his former manager Richard Curson and photos which showed him being groped in a gay club by a drag queen.

He also got into trouble after being caught sending private Twitter messages to Amy Willerton, the former protégée of his ex-wife Katie Price.