Jan Ullrich in the centre being taken into court. | Miquel A. Borrás


Jan Ullrich, the former German cyclist, was arrested on Friday after attacking a neighbour, German actor and producer, Til Schweiger.

Ullrich, 44 and the 1997 winner of the Tour de France, jumped over the fence between his and Schweiger's properties in the Establiments district of Palma. A party was going on in the garden, and at around six o'clock in the afternoon the ex-cyclist attacked the actor in front of several friends.

The National Police arrested him and he appeared in court on Saturday afternoon. In addition to assault, he has been accused of making threats and of breaking and entering.

Ullrich left court at quarter to nine on Saturday evening. The magistrate ordered him not to go within fifty metres of Schweiger.