Mel Sykes and Jack Cockings

Mel Sykes and Jack Cockings

TV star Melanie Sykes allegedly spent last night behind bars, after being arrested and cautioned by police over an assault on her toyboy husband. 

Mel, 43, was led from her London home in handcuffs, following a row with husband Jack Cockings, 27. It is believed that he called the police when the argument escalated.

A spokesman for the Metropolitan Police said: ‘Police were called at 9.45pm last night to a residential address in Hampstead following reports of an assault. A 43-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of common assault and taken to a North London police station. She has since been given a caution for common assault. The victim, a man, did not require hospital treatment.’

The couple have been married for six months.