LONDON (CBS/AP) Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood was arrested Wednesday night for possible assault on his 21-year-old Russian girlfriend, Ekaterina Ivanova, police said.
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Photo: Ronnie Wood and girlfriend Ekaterina Ivanova.
Wood was released on bail Thursday after being arrested in southern England.
Wood's private life has been in turmoil for more than a year since he started a relationship with Ivanova. That led to his divorce last month by Jo Wood, his wife of 24 years, on the grounds of adultery.
Photo: Rolling Stones vocalist Mick Jagger, left, and guitarist Ronnie Wood, right, in 2006.
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His romantic troubles have provided ample fodder for Britain's tabloids, who frequently print photographs of the craggy, aging rocker cavorting with his young girlfriend, a one-time cocktail waitress.
Police in Surrey said the 62-year-old from the town of Esher was arrested on suspicion of assault in connection with a domestic incident on Claygate High Street, south of London.
Photo: From left, Charlie Watts, Ronnie Wood, Keith Richards and Mick Jagger of The Rolling Stones.
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Police said he was bailed out on Thursday and he will face further inquiries in January. They did not release any details about the incident.
"I can confirm that there was an incident last night and that Ronnie Wood was arrested," said David Rigg, Wood's spokesman. "He has since been released on police bail."
Wood has been a guitar stalwart of the Rolling Stones, one of the world's longest-running and most popular rock bands.
In recent years he has also found some success as a painter, selling his works in numerous galleries.