Man arrested on suspicion of affray and released on bail

Shameless star Elliott Tittensor was ‘smacked in the stomach’ after leaving a court in north London yesterday.

The actor’s girlfriend, SkinsKaya Scodelario, 18, screamed in horror as police officers stepped in and pinned the attacker to the ground outside Highbury Magistrates.

Elliott was walking down the steps when a guy tapped him on the shoulder and just smacked him in the stomach all of a sudden,’ an onlooker tells the BBC.

‘He came from nowhere.’

The man, 46, was arrested for suspicion of affray and later released on bail.

Elliott had earlier pleaded guilty to driving without insurance during a car accident in London on 15 August that hospitalised an 18-year-old called Oliver Flint.

The 20-year-old – who plays Carl Gallagher in Shameless – was fined £750 and given 6 penalty points on his licence.

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