Justin Bieber faces arrest in Argentina if he does not return for questioning

Local authorities want to ask the singer about an alleged assault which took place in 2013

Justin Bieber faces arrest in Argentina if he does not return to the country to face questioning with regards to an incident which happened last year.

The Guardian reports that Argentinian authorities have employed the services of international police organisation Interpol to summon the pop singer to court in Buenos Aires court after being accused of assault by a photographer.

Bieber has been asked return to Argentina to face questioning within the next 60 days or he will be arrested. The singer has not yet been charged with any offence and has not responded to allegations that photographer Diego Pesoa was “chased and beaten” after he tried to take photos of Bieber on November 9, 2013 at the Ink club in Buenos Aires.

The photographer’s lawyer Matias Morla alleges that Bieber ordered his bodyguards to beat Pesoa. “Bieber has to come to Argentina, and it won’t be to sing,” he commented to local press.

Assault charges in Canada from January of this year against pop singer Justin Bieber were dropped earlier this autumn. Bieber was charged after allegedly attacking a limo driver in Toronto, with local police saying that Bieber was one of six people picked up outside a nightclub in the early hours of December 30, 2013, and he then struck the driver on the back of the head ‘several times’. However, the charges were dropped in September after prosecutors said there was “no reasonable prospect of conviction”.