Heather Locklear arrested after 'kicking' paramedic and police officer

Heather Locklear has been arrested on suspicion of kicking a police officer and an ambulance worker.

Ventura County Police were called to the actress's home in southern California at around 11pm on Sunday following reports of a dispute.

The 56-year-old is alleged to have first kicked one of the deputies, and then a paramedic who came to assess her condition.

She was described as "appearing to be extremely intoxicated" by one of the first officers on the scene.

Locklear was taken in shortly before midnight and booked on two counts of battery.

She was released on Monday after posting a $20,000 (£15,000) bail, and is understood to have checked in to a treatment facility.

This is the second time she has been arrested this year.

In February she was charged with four counts of battery on an officer after police were called to her home because of a dispute with her boyfriend.

Locklear pleaded not guilty in that case, which remains pending.

One of the biggest TV stars of the 1980s and 1990s, Locklear's breakthrough role was as Sammy Jo Carrington the soap Dynasty. She became a household name in the early 1980s playing the role of Officer Stacey Sheridan opposite William Shatner in TJ Hooker. Her part in Dynasty became full-time when TJ Hooker came to an end.

In recent years, Locklear has struggled with substance abuse and in 2008, was arrested and charged with driving under the influence of prescription drugs.

And in 2012, she and ex-fiance Jack Wagner appeared in court after a violent fight.

While still working regularly, her last show - political drama Too Close To Home - was cancelled at the end of last year after failing to secure a third season.

Previously married to Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee, Locklear has a 21-year-old daughter, Ava, with second husband, Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora. The pair divorced in 2007.