CARMARTHEN and East Dinefwr MP Jonathan Edwards has been arrested on suspicion of assault.

The 44-year-old Plaid Cymru MP has had the Parliamentary whip withdrawn – effectively suspending him from the party - pending the conclusion of the police inquiry.

A Plaid Cymru spokesperson said: "On May 20th, Jonathan Edwards MP was arrested following a report of an incident.

"The party whip has been withdrawn pending the conclusion of a police investigation.

"Mr Edwards has accepted this course of action and is complying fully with the police enquiries.

"It would be inappropriate for the party to comment further at this time."

Mr Edwards was first elected as the MP for Carmarthen East and Dinefwr at the May 2010 general election.