Alex Reid is in police custody after he was arrested at the home he shares with Chantelle Houghton.

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Police were called to a disturbance at the couple’s home in Essex in the early hours of this morning (05.09.12) and he is currently in police custody “on suspicion of criminal damage and using violence to secure entry”.

A spokesperson for the Essex Police told MailOnline: “Police were contacted just before 1.30am this morning with reports of a disturbance at a property in Spital Lane, Brentwood.

“A 37-year old man from Brentwood was arrested on suspicion of criminal damage and using violence to secure entry, and is currently in police custody.”

Police were pictured leaving the property this morning and Chantelle’s mother was seen entering.

Alex recently confessed he had made “bad mistakes” throughout his relationship with Chantelle.

He said: “I’m doing everything in my power to make it work. I’ve made bad mistakes and choices. I love both of my girls with all my heart, they’re my life. It does make me sad because I’m a good guy.

“We were talking about getting married the other day. We were talking about getting another house.”