EastEnders actor Jody Latham faces cannabis charge

Jody Latham
Image caption Mr Latham played Rob Grayson in the BBC soap EastEnders

Former Shameless and EastEnders actor Jody Latham has appeared in court charged with producing cannabis.

Mr Latham, 29, is accused of growing 24 plants with a value of about £14,000 at an address in Bacup, Lancashire, in May last year.

He attended Burnley Magistrates' Court along with co-defendant Sarah Melia, 31, of Cotman Close, Bacup,who faces the same charge.

Both are due to appear at Burnley Crown Court on 10 October.

Mr Latham played "Lip" Gallagher in Channel 4 drama Shameless and later played Rob Grayson in the BBC soap EastEnders.

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