British actor Aiden Turner has been arrested for allegedly assaulting his girlfriend at their home in Los Angeles.

The former All My Children star stands accused of hurling a remote control at his partner's face following an argument on Monday night (25Nov13), leaving her with a small cut and a black eye.

He was taken into custody on a felony domestic violence charge, but sources tell the case is likely to be downgraded to a misdemeanour because the injuries were minor.

The 36 year old separated from his wife Megan Marshall, mother of his baby daughter Ciella, in 2010 after four years of marriage.