Rock star Pete Doherty has been arrested and released on police bail on suspicion of assaulting a photographer in Somerset in August.

Police have confirmed they will carry out further enquiries after the Babyshambles singer reportedly clashed with photographer Cath Mead.

Doherty allegedly chased the photographer into a shop in the town of Crewkerne after she took a shot of his then girlfriend Irina Lazareanu.

A spokesman for Avon and Somerset Police told Amateur Photographer today (5 December): ?On Monday 3 December officers from the Met arrested a 28-year-old on behalf of Avon and Somerset Police. He was arrested on suspicion of assault and criminal damage in relation to an incident in Crewkerne on Wednesday 22 August.?

The police statement added: ?He has been given police bail pending further enquiries and he will be required to attend Crewkerne Police Station on a date in January.?

Reports suggest that, before the alleged assault occurred, Doherty had been posing for photographers.

It is believed that the photographer, 22, wasn?t seriously injured but damage was caused to her camera.