Actor Jonas Armstrong who played Robin Hood in BBC series arrested for being 'drunk and disorderly' on night out

TV star Jonas Armstrong, who played Robin Hood in the BBC One series, has been arrested on suspicion of being drunk and disorderly.

The 40-year-old actor, who lives in Lytham, Lancashire, was arrested outside the Lytham House pub in the seaside town’s Henry Street at around 10pm on Wednesday.


Lancashire Police said he was released after being hit with a £90 fine for disorder following the night out.

The Dublin-born star shot to fame in 2006 playing the title role in the BBC series Robin Hood.

He moved to the Fylde coast as a young boy and now lives in a £1 million house in Lytham.

He also had roles in Tom Cruise’s movie Edge of Tomorrow, the hit police series Line of Duty, Channel Four comedy Teachers, and The Bay, which is set in Morecambe.

TV ACTOR ARREST

In a statement this morning, Lancashire Police said: "A 40-year-old man from Lytham was arrested on Henry Street in the town shortly after 10pm on Wednesday, August 25 on suspicion of being drunk and disorderly.

"They were later given a penalty notice for disorder (£90)."

Lytham House has been approached for comment on the incident.

In 2016, Armstrong was arrested following an incident at the Mount Royale Hotel, in York, in the early hours of the morning.

At the time, it was the actor's third alcohol related conviction.

He was alleged to have rowed with the hotel’s night porter, a man in his 60s, who claimed he was assaulted by the actor.

Armstrong had been filming in York alongside Downton Abbey’s Joanne Froggatt for the TV mini series Dark Angel at the time of his arrest. Armstrong had to pay his victim £345 compensation.

He was ordered to do 80 hours unpaid work for the community and 10 hours rehabilitation with the probation service.

But Blackpool Magistrates revoked the punishment after they were told that he had already undertaken unpaid work as a gardener and grass cutter. They were also assured that he had sought help from a counselor for his drinking.

According to the Probation Service, Armstrong "accepted he has a drink problem" and had taken steps to deal with it, including working with the Inspire agency to address his alcohol misuse.

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