Ron Wood arrested on suspicion of domestic abuse


Police officers in Esher, Surrey, responding to reports of a “domestic incident,” arrested 62 year-old guitarist Ron Wood at his home on Claygate High Street. Witnesses claim they saw the Rolling Stones member choking his 20 year-old Russian girlfriend, Ekaterina Ivanova.

Celine Dixon told The Sun that she and her boyfriend, Phillip Legge, witnessed the incident outside an Indian restaurant at around 11.30pm.

She said: “We heard a woman screaming, then saw a man pinning her to the ground.

“He was shouting at her then we heard choking sounds so my boyfriend rushed out to help. When he got outside he saw it was Ronnie and Ekaterina.”
Miss Dixon added that Wood let Miss Ivanova go and walked away when challenged by Mr Legge.

The couple then escorted Miss Ivanova back to their home before calling police, she said.

A spokesman for Wood, David Rigg of Project Associates, said: “I can confirm that there was an incident (on Wednesday night) and that Ronnie Wood was arrested. He has since been released on police bail.

“We have no further statement to make at this time.”

Wood began his affair with Ivanova in July of last year. After 23 years of marriage, he left his wife Jo for the young Russian.