Diver Aldridge arrested for shoplifting and assault
Olympic diver Blake Aldridge, who partnered Tom Daley in Beijing, has been arrested on suspicion of shoplifting and attacking a supermarket security guard, police said today.
Aldridge, 27, has been bailed to mid-March pending further inquiries into the incident in the early hours of Friday at the Tesco in Croydon Road, Beckenham, south east London.
Police were alerted to calls of a "shoplifter causing a disturbance" at 2.30am, Scotland Yard said.
A 27-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of causing actual bodily harm to a male security guard and shoplifting bottles of wine.
The other alleged suspect had already left by the time officers arrived at the store, police said.
Aldridge and Daley came eighth in the 10-metre synchronised dive at the 2008 Olympics.
Aldridge made a mobile phone call midway through the final and then blamed Daley's nerves for the pair's placing.
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