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Police: No action after Alex Reid arrest

Alex Reid. Credit: PA

Alex Reid has been released without charge by police after he was arrested over a disturbance involving his girlfriend, former Big Brother star Chantelle Houghton.

The 37-year-old was arrested on suspicion of criminal damage and using violence to gain entry to the couple's home in Brentwood, Essex on Wednesday. Essex Police said they were contacted with reports of a disturbance at a property in Spital Lane but said no action would be taken against Reid.

A statement on Reid's website said: "...Alex was arrested at the address he shares with his partner Chantelle Houghton after she called police following a disturbance.

"The reasons for Alex's arrest have been widely publicised and in some cases inaccurate and based on conjecture."