Former EastEnders actress admits racial harassment

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Katie Jarvis played Hayley Slater in EastEnders between 2018 and 2019

A former EastEnders actress has admitted racially aggravated harassment and common assault after an incident in Essex.

Katie Jarvis, 30, who played Hayley Slater in the soap from 2018 to 2019, was arrested in Southend-on-Sea, on 31 July, 2020.

Jarvis, of Rainham, east London, had denied the two offences, but changed her pleas at Basildon Crown Court.

She will be sentenced before Judge Samantha Leigh on Wednesday.

Image source, Joe Giddens/PA Wire
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Jarvis appeared at Basildon Crown Court on Tuesday

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