Actress Heather Locklear was arrested for investigation of domestic violence and fighting with sheriff's deputies. File picture: Dan Steinberg/AP

London - Former Dynasty star Heather Locklear has been arrested after she allegedly bit her boyfriend’s nose in a drunken rage and then attacked three police officers.

Locklear, who played Sammy Jo Carrington in the 1980s US soap, fought with Chris Heisser, a childhood sweetheart she began dating again last year, at her home in Thousand Oaks, California, late on Sunday night.

A police source said the 56-year-old actress ‘practically bit the tip off of Heisser’s nose’ then attacked officers when they tried to put her in handcuffs.

This undated booking photo provided by the Ventura County Sheriff's Office shows actress Heather Locklear. Locklear was arrested for investigation of domestic violence and fighting with sheriff's deputies at her California home, authorities said. Picture: Ventura County Sheriff's Office via AP

In front of her daughter Ava, 20, a ranting Locklear kicked one policeman in the groin and punched another and their female colleague. She was charged with domestic violence and assaulting police. Heisser, an ex-convict, was arrested less than an hour later for drink-driving. Both were released on bail yesterday morning to await court hearings.