Police in Surrey say Wood was picked up in the town of Esher Wednesday night on suspicion of assault in connection with a domestic incident on Claygate High Street, south of London. They did not release any details about the incident, but it is believed Wood attacked his 21-year-old former mistress in a messy brawl.
“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’s private life has been tabloid fodder in the UK for more than a year after the aging musician created on his wife of 24 years, Jo, and started a relationship with Russian twentysomthing Ekaterina Ivanova. His marriage collapsed after he started dating the young model.
In February, the former cocktail waitress told Grazia Magazine that she wanted to start a family with the rock legend.
“Maybe it would be nice, but not for at least 10 years,” she said. “I’m young, so I definitely don’t want a baby yet. And Ronnie’s a great dad, but I don’t know if he’d want any more.”