‘It is a new low’ Shia LaBeouf says he has no excuse for his behaviour

Shia LaBeouf has taken to social media in the aftermath of his arrest at the weekend in an effort to apologise for his actions.

The Transformers star, who was arrested for drunkenness, disorderly conduct and obstruction in Georgia, claimed at the time that he had been arrested for 'being white'.

The actor, whose behaviour was captured on film, can be seen focussing his attention on a black police officer, saying: "You're going to hell, straight to hell, bro."

Commenting on his behaviour, Shia took to Twitter last night and acknowledged the severity of the incident.

"I am deeply ashamed of my behaviour and make no excuses for it," he began in a post which has been liked 25,000 times.

"I don't know if these statements are too frequent, or not shared often enough, but I am certain that my actions warrant a very sincere apology to the arresting officers, and I am grateful for their restraint."

"The severity of my behaviour is not lost on me," he continued.

"My outright disrespect for authority is problematic to say the least, and completely destructive to say the worst. It is a new low."

"A low I hope is a bottom. I have been struggling with addiction publicly for far too long, and I am actively taking steps towards securing my sobriety and hope I can be forgiven for my mistakes."

"No one is perfect we all make mistakes Shia, just get help and get better," responded one follower.

"I hope the best for you. Being broken, and humble is the absolute best place to be (though painful) I hope you find your way," added another.

Shia's altercation with the police took place in the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department.