Caroline Flack has been arrested and charged with assault by beating

Love Island star Caroline Flack has been arrested and charged with beating following a bust-up at the home she shares with her tennis star boyfriend.

Six police cars were pictured outside the 40-year-old's London home in the early hours of yesterday after police said they were called to a 'domestic disturbance'.

A man, believed to be Flack's 27-year-old boyfriend Lewis Burton, was treated for injuries.

Eye-witnesses who watched the 5am drama unfold in the busy London street said they heard Mr Burton call out as cops escorted him to waiting car: 'Bruv, I was normal until I met her.'

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A Met Police spokesman said: "Caroline Flack, 40, of Islington was charged on Friday, 13 December with assault by beating. She will appear on bail at Highbury Corner Magistrates’ Court on Monday, 23 December.

"This follows an incident at approximately 05:25hrs on Thursday, 12 December after reports of a man being assaulted. He was not seriously injured."

The man was treated by paramedics and a London Ambulance Service spokesman said:"We were called yesterday (Thursday 12 December) at 5.28am to reports of a person unwell in Islington.

"We sent an ambulance to the scene and took a person to hospital."

It is not known which hospital he was taken to or if the injured man has since been released.

Police confirmed the had "sustained injuries". The spokesman added: "Officers attended along with the London Ambulance Service.

"A man sustained injuries, which are not thought to be serious.

"A woman was arrested at the location on suspicion of actual bodily harm."

An eyewitness said: "There have been police outside since 5.30am and [Caroline's] boyfriend Lewis Burton has been taken away.

"There were six police cars including a van. I thought a criminal had escaped but then saw them running into her house.

"They were in there for over two hours."

The eyewitness also said there was still a police car outside the address at 8pm yesterday evening.

Caroline's spokesman was unavailable for comment when contacted by Daily Star Online.

The TV host is due to jet off to South Africa in the coming weeks to film for Winter Love Island.

Singer Ella Eyre posted a clip on her Instagram stories to her 469,000 followers yesterday of herself and her personal trainer asking Caroline why she wasn’t in attendance at their gym session.

Caroline herself hasn't posted on her own Instagram or Twitter page in over 24 hours.

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