Don McLean ‘arrest’ reports in US

Don McLean performing in Salford, England, at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards in 2012

American Pie singer Don McLean has been arrested on a charge of domestic violence assault, it has been reported.

The 70-year-old is said to have been released from Knox County Jail after posting $10,000 (£7,007) bail.

McLean, who lives in Camden, Maine, had a 1971 hit with American Pie, about the deaths of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and the Big Bopper in a plane crash.

It was reported that McLean was held after police were called to a property at 02:00 local time on Monday.

The Wiscasset Newspaper, based in Maine, published what it said was a mug shot of McLean.

He is reportedly set to appear at the Knox County Unified Court, Rockland, on 22 February.

The US singer-songwriter has amassed more than 40 gold and platinum records worldwide during his career. He is understood to have last performed at a local lobster festival in August.

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