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Natalie Cassidy made a short return to EastEnders this year

Natalie Cassidy made a short return to EastEnders this year

Natalie Cassidy made a short return to EastEnders this year

Natalie Cassidy's fiance has been charged with beating her up.

Adam Cottrell, 31, will appear in court accused of two offences of assault by beating and two offences of criminal damage, Hertfordshire Police said.

Emergency services were called on Sunday evening following reports of a violent row at the couple's home.

Cottrell - who has a baby daughter, Eliza, with the 28-year-old former EastEnders actress - will appear at East Hertfordshire Magistrates' Court on May 31, officers said.

Cassidy, who was due to marry Cottrell later this year, played Sonia Jackson in the BBC One soap.

After quitting the series in 2007, she briefly rejoined in February 2010 before making a solitary appearance earlier this year.

As well as starring in reality show Natalie Cassidy: Becoming Mum on Channel 4, she has released a top-selling fitness DVD.

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A police spokesman said: "Adam Cottrell, 31, of no fixed abode, has been charged with two offences of assault by beating and two offences of criminal damage."


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