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The Vines’ Craig Nicholls Arrested After Allegedly Punching His Mum

Written by Kiel Egging on October 16, 2012

The Vines‘ frontman Craig Nicholls has been arrested by local police in Sydney, after a “violent struggle” at his family’s Connells Point home on the weekend.

The Sydney Morning Herald reports that police were called to the home around 12.15pm on Saturday, where it is alleged that Nicholls, 35, who has Asperger Syndrome, punched his mother twice in the head.

Nicholls then tried to evade police in a “violent struggle” before they used capsicum spray to subdue him.

Hurstville Police Inspector Robert Duncan told the Sydney Morning Herald that Nicholls tried to run from police when they were called to the house in Terry Street – leading to one officer suffering a series of injuries.

“He tried to evade police and [a] violent struggle ensued,” Inspector Duncan said.

“A police officer suffered grazes, cuts and bruises to both elbows and knees and was treated at St George Hospital,” he said.

Nicholls was arrested and charged with five offenses, including two counts of domestic assault, stalking or intimidation, resisting arrest and assault occasioning actual bodily harm.  His parents have taken out an AVO against him.

Nicholls is expected to appear before Sutherland Local Court tomorrow.

The Vines are currently on somewhat of a break after they released their fifth album Future Primitive last year. Earlier this year, they were rumoured to have split up after drummer Hamish Rosser quit the band to join Wolfmother. The claims were rejected by the band’s record label.

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