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AC/DC drummer Rudd back behind bars

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Former AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd is back behind bars only a week after being sentenced on drug and threatening to kill charges in New Zealand.

The 61-year-old rocker has been arrested and is being held in custody, lawyer Craig Tuck confirmed to AAP.

Rudd will be appearing in Tauranga District Court on Monday morning, he said.

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Media have reported that prostitutes were at Rudd’s home when he was arrested on Saturday night, but Mr Tuck said he wouldn’t make any further comments.

Bay of Plenty police said they couldn’t comment on individual cases and wouldn’t confirm the arrest.

Just over a week ago, the Rudd was sentenced at Tauranga District Court on Thursday to eight months’ home detention, after he earlier admitted charges of threatening to kill and possessing methamphetamine and cannabis.

Rudd’s being electronically monitored at his Tauranga waterside mansion and must also complete a rehabilitation program.

Rudd has filed an appeal against the sentence.

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