New Canaan, US-Paul Simon and wife Edie Brickell have been arrested and charged with disorderly conduct, according to New Canaan Police in Connecticut.

Officers were called to the couple’s New Canaan home at about 20:00 local time on Saturday to investigate “a family dispute”.

The pair, who have been married for more than 20 years, are due to appear in Norwalk Superior Court on Monday Simon, 72, first found fame as one half of folk duo Simon and Garfunkel.

Brickell, 48, was lead singer of Edie Brickell & New Bohemians. The folk-rock band had a big hit with their debut single What I Am in 1988 and the track was covered by former Spice Girl Emma Bunton in 1999.

Earlier this year, she won a Grammy award with Steve Martin for best American roots song, Love Has Come For You.

She is due to start touring in May with Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers across the US and Canada.

A New Canaan police news conference is expected to take place later on Monday.

According to local media, the couple have lived in New Canaan with their three children for years. New Canaan Police did not want to release their address.

Simon, who has won 12 Grammy awards during a 50-year career, played at a benefit concert in New Canaan last autumn, performing Sound of Silence and Mrs Robinson.