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Shameless star accused of producing cannabis

Jody Latham arrives at court Credit: Peter Byrne/PA Wire

Former Shameless and EastEnders star Jody Latham, from Lancashire, has appeared in court charged with producing cannabis.

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

He found fame through the role of "Lip" Gallagher in Channel 4 drama Shameless.

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

No pleas were indicated for either defendant as the case was adjourned until October 10 when the matter is due to be committed to Burnley Crown Court.Latham, of Market Street, Bacup, and Melia, of Cotman Close, Bacup, were granted unconditional bail