Joan Collins (the actress, that is) clarifies she's not been arrested in Dublin

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Mix-up: Joan Collins and ... Joan Collins
Mix-up: Joan Collins and ... Joan Collins

Actress Joan Collins has taken to Twitter to clarify that she has not been arrested in Dublin.

The 81-year-old tweeted from her official account @joancollinsobe: "No I am not the Joan Collins Who was a rested yesterday At a Dublin protest meeting !!! The very idea!!"

Yesterday, a United Left Alliance TD, also named Joan Collins, was detained during a protest against the arrest of water charge protesters in Crumlin in Dublin. She was one of a number of people arrested and later released.

It is understood that contractors were attempting to install a water meter when they were confronted by a group of residents and protesters who did not want the meter installed.

Her party colleague, Councillor Pat Dunne, was also arrested.
Social media users mistakenly tweeted the actress using her Twitter name by accident when referring to the Irish politician. 
The actress Joan Collins was recently awarded a Damehood by the Prince of Wales.