Ian Brown was arrested yesterday (02.11.09) for allegedly attacking his wife.

The former Stone Roses singer was taken into custody on suspicion of assault after neighbours alerted police to a disturbance at his home in west London, where his 37-year-old spouse Fabiola Quiroz - with who he has a nine-year-old son Emilio - told officers he had abused her.

A police spokesman confirmed: "A 46-year-old man was arrested at the address and taken to a police station."

The 'Stellify' singer was later released on bail until a hearing next month.

This is not the first time Ian has been in trouble with the law.

He was arrested for assault in 2005, but the charges were later dropped.

In 1998, he was jailed for four months following an air rage incident.

The singer threatened to chop off flight attendant Christine Cooper's hands with plastic cutlery on a British Airways flight between London and Paris after she tried to sell him alcohol.

In 2006 Ian said: "I've not drunk alcohol since 1999. I've never drunk a can of beer, and I haven't had a pint since 1990. I think that surprises people."