The British star reportedly grabbed a photographer's camera outside his home

By People Staff
September 05, 2007 12:00 PM

Jude Law was arrested Tuesday for allegedly getting into a scuffle with a photographer, British media outlets are reporting.

Law, 34, was outside his London home when the incident occurred. The Alfie star allegedly tried to grab a photographer’s camera and was arrested. He was released on bail later that day, according to the Associated Press.

In a statement released Wednesday, a rep for the actor said: “I can confirm that Jude Law voluntarily attended Marylebone Police Station yesterday following an alleged incident outside his house earlier in the day.

“Mr. Law provided the police with a statement regarding his denials of allegations by a ‘paparazzi’ photographer against him and made his own allegations concerning the photographer. Jude has the utmost respect for the police and whilst this is an ongoing matter no further comment will be made.”

The actor is required to return to the police station in October “pending further inquires,” according to the Times of London.

As is their custom, police would not directly confirm the report, but a Scotland Yard spokesman said: “A 34-year-old man from Maida Vale [Law’s neighborhood] was arrested yesterday on suspicion of actual bodily harm after voluntarily attending a London police station.”

Law, who stars in the upcoming movie Sleuth with Michael Caine, recently returned to London from promoting the film at the Venice Film Festival.

Reporting by PETE NORMAN