Russell Brand arrested in LA

COMEDIAN turned Hollywood actor Russell Brand has been arrested after an alleged scuffle with a photographer.

The 35-year-old comic, who recently sold his house in Hampstead, was held at Los Angeles airport.

Reports say he and his fiancee, singer Katy Perry, were ambushed by papparazzi.

Brand has now been released from custody but it remains unclear if he will face charges,

He is yet to make an official comment about the incident.