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Shameless star quizzed over crash

Shameless star Elliott Tittensor has been questioned by police after a teenager was injured in a hit-and-run incident.

The actor allegedly failed to stop when his BMW Z4 hit the 18-year-old man on Kentish Town Road in north London at 2am on Sunday.

The teenager suffered head injuries in the collision and was taken to hospital by ambulance.

Tittensor, who plays Carl Gallagher in the Channel 4 show, handed himself in at a police station an hour and a half later and was bailed.

According to police sources, the 20-year-old was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder.

A Scotland Yard spokesman said: "Police were called at 2.02am on Sunday 15 August to Kentish Town Road, NW5 to reports of a collision involving a BMW Z4 and a pedestrian. An 18-year-old man was taken by London Ambulance Service to hospital suffering from head injuries. His condition is serious but stable."

"The male driver did not stop at the scene. He later handed himself into officers at a central London police station at approximately 3.30am and was arrested in connection with the collision.

"The man was subsequently bailed to return to a central London police station on a date in mid-September.

"Kentish Town Road was temporarily closed due to the incident."

Tittensor came to public attention when he appeared alongside his identical twin brother, Luke, in Brookside. Luke went on to play Daz Eden in Emmerdale, joining the cast in October 2003. When Shameless started in 2004, the brothers at first shared the role of Carl Gallagher.

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