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Suicide fear for actor Newton

AUSTRALIAN actor Matthew Newton may be suicidal after being arrested in the US, his lawyer fears.

Newton was arrested in Miami on Friday on charges of resisting police and trespassing. He was released on Saturday on a $2,000 bond.

His lawyer, Chris Murphy, was in a Sydney court yesterday to represent Newton on charges related to a scuffle with a taxi driver.

Murphy told the court he feared his client was suicidal and was seeking psychiatric treatment following the Miami arrest. The judge adjourned the Australian case for three months.