Pop star Boy George has been charged with false imprisonment after allegedly chaining a male escort to a wall in his London flat.

Scotland Yard said the 47-year-old singer and DJ has been charged over an incident at his flat in Shoreditch, east London.

The former Culture Club frontman was arrested in May after a man accused him of “false imprisonment and common assault.”

George, whose real name George O’Dowd, was released on bail and ordered to attend Thames magistrates’ court next week.

According to Press Association reports, Scotland Yard said: “George O’Dowd, 47, a musician of Ravey Street, EC2, is charged with the false imprisonment of a 28-year-old in Ravey Street on April 28.

“He has been bailed to return before Thames magistrates’ court on November 22.”

Last year George completed five days of community service in New York after being convicted of false reporting of an incident.

He claimed he had been robbed, but when police arrived to investigate they found a large quantity of cocaine in his flat.