Alfie star Jude Law has been arrested over an alleged attack on a photographer, police have confirmed.

The actor was arrested by Scotland Yard detectives yesterday afternoon in west London and has been bailed pending further enquiries.

It is believed the incident happened when the 34-year-old was in town to attend the GQ awards last night.

A Met spokeswoman said the victim of the alleged assault suffered "minor injuries to his face and knee" and was treated at a London hospital before being discharged yesterday.

"A 34-year-old man from Maida Vale was arrested yesterday on suspicion of actual bodily harm after voluntarily attending a central London police station," the spokeswoman added.

"The arrest followed an allegation of assault yesterday outside at a residential 12:54 BST address in Maida Vale. He was subsequently released on bail to a date in October pending further inquiries."

It is understood that the actor tried to grab the photographer's camera during the incident.

The Talented Mr Ripley star is due to reprise another Michael Caine role when he appears in Sleuth in November and he was due to present the British legend with a lifetime achievement award last night.

The remake is up for the Golden Lion award at the Venice Film Festival, from where Sienna Miller's former boyfriend had just returned to the UK.

05/09/2007 15:07:23