British pop star Sarah Harding was arrested in London on Thursday (04Apr13) after police allegedly caught her illegally talking on a cell phone while driving.

Officers reportedly noticed the former Girls Aloud star chatting on her phone while driving on Charing Cross Road.

They attempted to pull her vehicle over, but the star is accused of continuing to drive on for several minutes before stepping on the brakes. Police then arrested her and charged her with using her mobile device while driving and failing to stop for an officer.

She is slated to appear at London's Highbury Corner Magistrates Court on 16 April (13).