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Woman held over alleged attack on Only Way Is Essex sisters

Sam Faiers
Image caption Sam Faiers, 20, had a brain scan before doctors gave her the all-clear

A woman has been arrested on suspicion of attacking The Only Way Is Essex sisters Sam and Billie Faiers.

They were allegedly assaulted at the Jet Black club in central London in October. Billie Faiers, 21, also said she had had her handbag stolen.

Her sister, 20, was then allegedly attacked at a separate location, suffering black eyes, a split nose, and bruises and scratches on her back.

The woman, in her 20s, was arrested on suspicion of actual bodily harm.

According to their report to police, Billie Faiers had her mobile phone stolen in the nightclub attack.

On the way home in a taxi, her sister Sam is said to have received a call on her mobile phone saying she would get Billie's phone back if she went to a specified location.

When she went to the spot, she was allegedly attacked by 10 females.

Both women were taken to Whipps Cross Hospital, in east London, where they were kept in overnight.

Sam Faiers underwent a brain scan before doctors gave her the all-clear and told her to rest.

A Metropolitan Police spokesman said: "On the morning of November 4 a woman in her early 20s attended an east London police station by appointment, where she was arrested on suspicion of actual bodily harm.

"The arrest is in connection with an investigation into an allegation of theft and assault relating to events that allegedly took place at some point during the night of October 22-23.

"[She] was later bailed to return to an east London police station in January 2012 pending further inquiries."

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