Kidulthood actor Adam Deacon arrested for harassing film’s creator Noel Clarke

The Bafta winner was due to appear in court on Monday, but failed to show up

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The Independent Online

Kidulthood actor Adam Deacon has been arrested after he failed to show up to a court date earlier this week charged with harassing the film’s creator, Noel Clarke.

Clarke claims Deacon sent him a series of abusive messages via social media between 5 March and 19 December 2014.

Deacon made his first appearance in court on 20 December after he was charged.

He was set to appear at Hammersmith Magistrates’ Court in West London on Monday, but did not arrive.

A warrant for his arrest was issued by the police, and he has since been taken into custody, the Press Association reports.


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.

Clarke similarly won the Bafta Rising Star award in 2009.