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Ex-soap star accused of wife attack

Former EastEnders actor Billy Murray has been charged with beating his wife and daughter after a late-night row.

The 69-year-old actor, who also starred in The Bill, was questioned by detectives amid accusations he hit out at wife Elaine and singer daughter Lizzie, 27.

Murray, who played EastEnders villain Johnny Allen, was arrested at a flat in Chigwell, Essex, in the early hours of April 7.

He will appear before magistrates next month after being charged with two counts of assault.

An Essex Police spokeswoman said: "We can confirm a 69-year-old man from London was arrested in Chigwell in the early hours of April 7 on suspicion of assault.

"He was later charged with two counts of assault and will appear at Chelmsford Magistrates' Court on May 6."

The couple's other daughter, ex-Hustle star Jaime Murray, 34, was not involved in the incident, sources confirmed.

Murray now fronts Injury Lawyers 4U TV adverts.

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