George Michael arrested after crashing car into shop

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Gay singer George Michael was arrested early on Sunday morning after crashing his car into a shop in Hampstead, north London.

The 47-year-old singer was thought to be returning from London Pride when he crashed his Range Rover into a branch of Snappy Snaps near his home.

He was arrested on suspicion of being unfit to drive, taken to a nearby police station and released on bail to return next month.

Police confirmed they were called to the shop at 3.45am on Sunday following reports of a collision.

Michael is said to have climbed out of his car after the crash and waited for police to arrive.

A police spokesperson said: “A man in his 40s was arrested on suspicion of being unfit to drive.”

He was reportedly not breathalysed because he said he had not been drinking. According to the Daily Mirror, he was tested for drugs but none were recovered.

Michael’s representatives have refused to comment.

Images in today’s Sun show the branch of Snappy Snaps with a buckled doorframe and shattered windows.

The star only completed a two-year driving ban last year after after he was convicted of driving while unfit as a result of drug use.

Last year, he was released without charge after a late-night collision with a lorry in Berkshire.

He was outed in 1998 when he was arrested for cottaging in Los Angeles and was arrested again in 2008 for being in possession of crack cocaine in public toilets on Hampstead Heath.