Former James Bond baddie IRVIN ALLEN has been arrested in London after his wife's body was found in a garage.

The retired actor played evil henchman CHE CHE opposite GEORGE LAZENBY in ON HER MAJESTY'S SECRET SERVICE (1969) and STROMBERG SAILOR in the Roger Moore film THE SPY WHO LOVED ME (1977).

Allen, aged in his sixties, was taken into police custody for questioning after his Thai-born wife CHAMLONG, 48, was found dead in a lock-up garage close to their Notting Hill, London, home on Wednesday (27APR05).

Allen is currently being quizzed at police headquarters Scotland Yard.

A spokesman says, "The death is being treated as murder."

29/04/2005 14:13