Arrest warrant out for Kidulthood actor Adam Deacon after he fails to attend court accused of harassing Noel Clarke

The Bafta-winning actor, 31, was due to stand trial at Hammersmith Magistrates’ Court in West London

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A warrant for the arrest of Adam Deacon has been issued after he failed to appear in court today.

The Bafta-winning actor, 31, was due to stand trial at Hammersmith Magistrates’ Court in West London accused of one count of harassing director Noel Clarke – the creator of Deacon’s most famous role as Jay in gang drama Kidulthood.

Clarke claims Deacon sent him a series of abusive messages via social media between 5 March and 19 December 2014. He made his first appearance in court on 20 December after he was charged.

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Filmmaker and director Noel Clarke

His bail conditions state that he is not allowed any contact with Clarke or any of his acquaintances. He was also banned from posting anything about Clarke on social media.

 

Deacon won the Bafta Rising Star award in 2012 for directing and starring in Anuvahood.

He most recently played police officer Robbie in Channel 4 drama Babylon, which aired in 2014.