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X Factor's Rebekah Ryan arrested

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X Factor's Rebekah Ryan arrested

'X Factor' hopeful Rebekah Ryan has been arrested.

The wannabe singer - whose audition for the show was aired at the weekend - was detained by police on Sunday (11.09.16) after she attacked her son's father's new girlfriend Dee Overton outside a pub in Tamworth, Staffordshire.

A spokesperson for the police told The Sun Online: "We were called at 7.15pm on Sunday, September 11 to reports of an assault outside the Fox Inn in Tamworth.

"A 29-year-old woman from Tamworth suffered swelling to her eye after she was punched in the face.

"A 40-year-old woman was arrested and given a conditional caution for assault by beating."

Rebekah split with Matt Debono, with whom she has son Seb, last year following nine years together.

A source explained: "Matt and Rebekah were together for about nine years and split over a year ago.

"Her ex's new partner was trying to keep the peace. She was the mediator and then this happened."

Meanwhile, Rebekah's run in with the law will no doubt come as a shock to bosses as during her audition she had judges in tears with her rendition of Sarah McLachlan's 'Angels'.

Just before she belted out the lyrics in the audition room, Rebekah - who had two previous record deals - revealed that she lost her three-year-old son Ethan, her child from a previous relationship, to Sandhoff Syndrome.

She explained that her son was misdiagnosed by doctors after he showed no signs of developing aged 10 months.