Justin Bieber's bodyguard has been arrested for allegedly assaulting a photographer in Hawaii.

The Baby hitmaker and his entourage were enjoying a beach day on the island of Kauai on Wednesday (21Nov13) when paparazzi captured Bieber and his pals jumping off the famous cliff on Shipwreck's Beach.

One of Bieber's bodyguards, Dwayne Patterson, caught a snapper taking pictures and demanded he delete all his photos, according to Tmz.com.

The 29-year-old photographer refused to hand over his pictures and Patterson allegedly became violent and damaged the man's camera.

The snapper reportedly told police he had no injuries and refused medical attention.

Patterson was subsequently arrested for third degree assault and fourth degree criminal property damage, and has since been released on $3,000 (£2,000) bail.

A representative for Bieber has yet to comment.