Rolling Stones guitarist Ron Wood was arrested this morning on suspicion of assault. “I can confirm that there was an incident last night and that Ronnie Wood was arrested,” a spokesperson for Wood said in a statement to Rolling Stone. “He has since been released on police bail. We have no further statement to make at this time.” Rolling Stone also verified that the victim of the suspected assault was Wood’s 21-year-old girlfriend Ekaterina Ivanova.
“We can confirm that a 62-year-old man from Esher was arrested last night on suspicion of assault in connection with a domestic incident in Claygate High Street,” a Surrey Police spokesman told The London Evening Standard, who have an account of the alleged events leading up to the suspected assault. “He has this afternoon been released on bail until a date in January pending further inquiries.”
As Rolling Stone reported last month, Wood’s relationship with Ivanova (who is 41 years his junior) resulted in his divorce from his wife of 24 years, Jo. The settlement in the divorce reportedly cost the guitarist £6.5 million on the grounds of adultery.