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SOUTH Africa's double amputee and Paralympics sprint gold medallist Oscar Pistorius spent the night in police cells after he was arrested for allegedly assaulting a woman.
Pistorius, 22, was arrested by members of the Boschkop police, east of Pretoria, at his posh Silver Lake home where he was holding a party on Saturday night.
Sergeant Miranda Stolts said a couple started quarreling at Pistorius home on Saturday night and he allegedly ordered them to go and resolve their problems outside.
Stolts said after some time Pistorius' friend returned to the house, leaving his 19-year-old girlfriend outside.
"Later the girl allegedly kicked Pistorius' door, damaging the panels. Once inside the house she allegedly got involved in a quarrel with Pistorius' girlfriend," Stolts said.
"Pistorius separated the women and again ordered the 19-year-old to leave the house."
As she left the house and Pistorius closed the door behind her, one of the loose door panels fell on her leg, causing some bruises. The woman went to the Boschkop police station and opened a case of assault with intent to cause grievous bodily harm against Pistorius.
Pistorius, who is famously known as the "Blade Runner", was arrested at his house at about 10pm and only released yesterday after detectives had checked the case and changed the charge from assault GBH to common assault.
Pistorius is expected to appear in the Pretoria magistrate's court soon.