Ex-EastEnders actor Jody Latham admits cannabis charge

Jody Latham
Image caption Jody Latham will be sentenced on 17 December

Former Shameless and EastEnders actor Jody Latham has admitted a charge of producing cannabis in Lancashire.

Latham, 29, was due to face trial after growing 24 plants worth about £14,000 at an address in Bacup, in May 2011.

However, at Burnley Crown Court he changed his plea to guilty and, after being bailed, is due to be sentenced on 17 December.

His accomplice Sarah Melia, 31, of Cotman Close, Bacup, admitted allowing cannabis to be grown on a premises.

Pre-sentence reports are being prepared on Latham ahead of his court appearance next month.

The actor played "Lip" Gallagher in Channel 4 drama Shameless and also Rob Grayson in the BBC soap EastEnders.

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