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Last Updated: Wednesday, 19 September 2007, 19:22 GMT 20:22 UK
MP quizzed over 'assault on wife'
Andrew Pelling
Andrew Pelling won the Croydon Central seat in 2005
A South London MP has been arrested on suspicion of assaulting his wife, a Conservative party spokesman confirmed.

Andrew Pelling, 48, MP for Croydon Central, was held at his home in south London on Tuesday after police received a complaint from his wife Lucy.

Mr Pelling was released on bail later that night after being questioned.

The father-of-three, who is also a London Assembly member, won the Croydon Central seat in 2005. He was not available for comment.

A Metropolitan Police statement said: "A man in his 40s was arrested on September 18 at an address in south London in connection with allegations of assault.

"He was taken to a south London police station and was bailed to return on 1 October. The alleged victim is a female in her 20s."

The Conservative party spokesman confirmed details of the arrest but refused to comment further.

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