EastEnders actor Jody Latham in cannabis arrest

Actor Jody Latham, as Rob Grayson in BBC soap EastEnders
Image caption The actor was released on police bail

EastEnders actor Jody Latham, 29, has been arrested by police on suspicion of drugs offences.

Mr Latham, who played Rob Grayson in the BBC soap, was detained at his home in Bacup, Lancashire, on suspicion of growing and supplying cannabis.

He was also questioned in connection with an assault and possession of an offensive weapon.

The actor, who also starred in TV's Shameless, was later released on bail pending further inquiries.

A Lancashire Police spokeswoman said: "We can confirm a 29-year-old man was arrested at an address in Bacup on suspicion of the production and supply of a class B drug.

"He was also questioned in connection with a Section 39 assault and possession of an offensive weapon."

TV pimp

Mr Latham has since been bailed pending further police inquiries.

The Burnley-born actor's career took off when he was spotted, aged 12, at Burnley Youth Theatre.

He played Phillip "Lip" Gallagher, the intelligent and outspoken eldest son of Frank Gallagher, in Channel 4's acclaimed drama Shameless, between 2004 and 2008.

Mr Latham went on to appear as Grayson, a pimp, in EastEnders, between February and March.

He also appeared in an earlier Paul Abbott creation, Clocking Off, and in the Jimmy McGovern drama The Street.

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