Sadie Frost was given a police caution yesterday (08.10.12) for allegedly assaulting her boyfriend.

The 47-year-old actress is said to have been involved in an after-dinner argument with former model James Gooding, 37, on Sunday night (07.10.12).

Police questioned the mother-of-four at her multi-million pound home in Hampstead, north London, and asked her to report to a central London police station, according to The Sun newspaper.

Sadie - who has son Finlay from her first marriage to Spandau Ballet singer Gary Kemp and three kids, Rafferty, Rudy and Iris, with second husband Jude Law, who she divorced in 2003 after six years of marriage - returned to her house at 6pm yesterday. She smiled to waiting photographers but made no comment about the incident.

Police explained: ''A woman, aged 47, was arrested on suspicion of common assault. The man did not need hospital treatment.''

Sadie has been seeing James, a film company boss, for several months and he previously dated singing sensation Kylie Minogue for three years.

But when the Australian pop star dumped him he boasted that he had cheated on her with model Sophie Dahl during their relationship.

He previously said: ''I've been lucky enough to have made love with many beautiful women but Kylie was a really special relationship. After making love with Sophie I was racked with guilt - so much so that I flew straight back to London.''