Christian Bale's caution
Aug 14, 2008, 9:55 GMT
Christian Bale and his wife Sibi Blazic pose during a photocall for the film \'The Dark Knight\' in Barcelona, Spain, 23 July 2008. Batman star Christian Bale has swept into Barcelona to attend a glittering Spanish premiere of "The Dark Knight." EPA/ALBERT OLIVE
Christian Bale could escape assault charges with a caution.
'The Dark Knight' actor was arrested last month after allegedly "pushing and shoving" his mother Jenny, 61, and Sharon, 41.
But the star may avoid going to court after Crown Prosecution Service lawyers advised police to let him off with a caution if he pleads guilty to the attack.
If Bale claims he is innocent, he could still be charged over the incident.
The 34-year-old star's outburst came after his mother and sister apparently asked him for £100,000 to help Sharon raise her children.
Bale was said to have "flipped out" over the request - made at his suite in London's Dorchester Hotel the day before he was due to attend the UK premiere of 'The Dark Knight' - and was accused of attacking the pair.
He turned himself over to police for questioning two days later after the women made a complaint against him.