Jiang Jinfu: Chinese actor held on domestic violence charge

Actor Jiang Jinfu arrives at the red carpet of a press conference of Chanel"s "Paris in Rome 2015/16" Metiers d"Art Show on May 31, 2016 in Beijing, China. Image copyright VCG/Getty Images
Image caption Jiang Jinfu said he was "remorseful"

Popular Chinese actor Jiang Jinfu has been arrested in Japan following allegations that he had abused his former girlfriend Haruka Nakaura.

Mr Jiang, star of films including A Wedding Invitation, was filmed handing himself in to the Japanese police.

A warrant for his arrest was issued the day before.

"Jiang Jinfu has contacted Japanese police and is co-operating with the investigation," his management company said in a statement.

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Image caption Jiang Jinfu hands himself in to the Japanese police

On 20 November, Ms Haruka posted on Instagram images of injuries she said she had sustained at the hands of Mr Jiang.

"I am still alive," she wrote, saying that she had worried those who cared about her.

She added: "Lawyers and relevant personnel have asked that I don't disclose much."

Shortly afterwards Mr Jiang posted an apology on Sina Weibo, the Chinese social media platform, where he has 17 million followers.

"This month I have spent confessing and being remorseful," he said.

"My impulsive behaviour hurt you and your family… I am ashamed of my actions… I will take responsibility for my actions and accept punishment. I sincerely apologise to everyone."

UK only: If you, or someone you know, has been affected by domestic abuse or violence these organisations may be able to help. If you are in immediate danger, you should dial 999.