British soap star McFadden arrested

The actor, who is famous in his native U.K. for playing hardman Phil Mitchell in hit drama EastEnders, was quizzed by cops on Wednesday (03Nov10) following a complaint from his ex-girlfriend Dr Rachel Sidwell, the mother of his daughter Amelie.

He was later released on bail and is expected to return to a police station early next year (11).

A spokesperson for Scotland Yard says, “On Wednesday, November 3 officers from Haringey (London) arrested a 51-year-old man in connection with alleged harassment to cause violence against a female. He has since been bailed until a date in January 11.”