Blue hunk Lee Ryan was questioned by police last night (16MAR05) - after his friend verbally attacked paparazzi who were following the singer.

The ALL RISE singer and his pal argued with photographers outside London nightspot China White, until officers arrived to calm the situation.

But Ryan ingratiated himself with the police, following his criminal damage and drink driving convictions, by politely explaining that his pal defended him because the snappers refused to leave.

A witness says, "He was very well behaved. He just told the cops he didn't want his picture taken. They helped him into his cab."

17/03/2005 03:03