Bar owner beats woman in Facebook video he captions: 'wife sorted lol'

A pub owner in London has been arrested after posting a video online showing him beating a woman - believed to be his wife - to the floor.

Tim Sheahan, 42, shared the video to his Facebook with the caption: "wife sorted lol [sic]".

The CCTV tape shows him grabbing the woman and dragging her by her hair from behind the bar.

She is then seen huddled on the floor while Sheahan walks away.

The Metropolitan Police say the alleged assault is believed to be "domestic-related".

"Police are investigating an allegation of assault at licensed premises on Neasden Lane, NW10 on the morning of Sunday, 18 June," a spokesman said.

"A 42-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of assault and taken to a north London police station.

"He was released under investigation pending further inquiries."