Brit teen actor Joshua Pascoe arrested for alleged sexual assault

Updated: May 27, 2012, 17:22 PM IST

London: ‘EastEnders’ star Joshua Pascoe has been arrested in connection with an alleged sexual assault.

Pascoe, 16, who plays troubled teen Ben Mitchell in the soap was questioned by detectives and released on bail.

The teen attended Wimbledon police station in South London on Thursday.

After unrelated allegations of bullying, he was suspended from stage school Italia Conti, in Islington, North London, in March, the Daily Mail reported.

Pascoe was nominated for ‘Villain of the Year’ at this year’s British Soap Awards but lost out to ‘Coronation Street’ actor Andrew Lancel (Frank Foster).

His mother Sheree, 48 is separated from his father - Pascoe lives with his father, Gary, a builder in Sutton, South London.

“His mum is distraught. He’s only 16, so his arrest is very upsetting for the whole family,” a source told the Sun.