PLAID MP Jonathan Edwards has been arrested on suspicion of assault.

The Carmarthen East and Dinefwr MP has had his whip withdrawn by the party following his arrest on Wednesday.

Dyfed-Powys Police said a 44-year-old man from Ammanford had been arrested on Wednesday on suspicion of assault. He has been released on bail and the investigation ongoing.

Plaid Cymru confirmed his whip has been withdrawn meaning he is effectively expelled from the parliamentary party temporarily.

He must sit as an independent until the whip is restored.

A Plaid Cymru statement said: “The party whip has been withdrawn pending the conclusion of a police investigation.

“Mr Edwards has accepted this course of action and is complying fully with the police enquiries.

“It would be inappropriate for the party to comment further at this time.”