The Vines' Craig Nicholls arrested for assaulting his parents

Frontman charged with five offences including domestic assault

The Vines' Craig Nicholls arrested for assaulting his parents
UPDATE: Craig Nicholls has been released on bail until November.

The Vines' Craig Nicholls has been arrested for assaulting his parents, according to reports.

The Sydney Morning Herald says that 35-year-old Nicholls has been charged with five offences, including domestic assault, after an altercation at his parent's house in Sydney over the weekend (October 13).

The frontman allegedly punched his mother twice in the head and then tried to run away from police who were called to the property in Sydney. They were forced to use a form of pepper spray to subdue the singer, with one officer reportedly sustaining injuries during the course of trying to arrest him.

Nicholls will appear before Sutherland Local Court tomorrow (October 17). In addition to two charges of domestic assault, he has also been charged with stalking or intimidation, resisting arrest and assault occasioning actual bodily harm.

Speaking about the incident, Inspector Robert Duncan said: He tried to evade police and [a] violent struggle ensued. A police officer suffered grazes, cuts and bruises to both elbows and knees, and was treated at St George Hospital."

Nicholls has suffered from a high-profile battle with Asperger's Syndrome in the past – in 2008, the band were forced to shelve all of their scheduled tour dates due to fears that his mental condition had "deteriorated extremely rapidly".

The Vines released their last studio album 'Future Primitive' in June last year. The LP was their fifth studio album and the follow-up to their 2008 effort 'Melodia'. The band released their debut album, 'Highly Evolved', in 2002.

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