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Ricky Rayment arrested in Brighton

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Ricky Rayment arrested in Brighton

Ricky Rayment was arrested "on suspicion of actual bodily harm".

The former 'The Only Way Is Essex' star was reportedly arrested for assault after making a personal appearance at a nightclub in Brighton last weekend, despite him insisting it was him who was jumped by five men.

A friend of Ricky's said: "Ricky was left shaken after being set upon in a random attack."

However, as the 25-year-old star's alleged "victim" refused to provide the police with a statement, Ricky was later "de-arrested".

A spokesman for Sussex Police told the Daily Mirror newspaper: "A 25-year-old man from Chigwell in Essex was arrested on suspicion of actual bodily harm following a fight with another man.

"Police officers on patrol were alerted to the fight around 2.25 am.

"As the situation calmed, the victim of the assault declined to provide a statement and the man was de-arrested.

"He left the area immediately."

Ricky's bust-up comes after he was reported to have split from his 'Geordie Shore' star fiancee Marnie Simpson last month.