Warrant for Kidulthood star arrest
A warrant has been issued for the arrest of actor Adam Deacon after he failed to appear in court today.
The 31-year-old was due at Hammersmith Magistrates' Court, in west London, accused of harassing fellow star Noel Clarke.
He allegedly posted abusive and threatening messages on social media relating to the Adulthood director.
Deacon, who won a Bafta rising star award in 2012 for directing urban comedy Anuvahood, was due before magistrates at 10.45am, but when he had failed to appear an hour later, the warrant was issued.
Deacon, of Hollybush Gardens, Bethnal Green, east London, is accused of one count of harassment without violence between March 5 and December 19 last year.
The actor, who is also a rapper, played firearms officer Robbie in Channel 4 police drama Babylon which was shown last year.
He is best known for playing main character Jay in the films Kidulthood and Adulthood, which saw him appearing alongside Clarke.
He was due to make his first appearance in court after being charged on December 20.
His bail conditions stated that he was not to contact Clarke or any member of his family or friends, and was not to post anything on any social media website that was related to Noel Clarke.