Actor Jody Latham - who was most recently seen starring as Rob Grayson in EastEnders - has been arrested on suspicion of supplying cannabis. According to The Sun, the 28-year-old - who also starred in the Channel 4 hit Shameless - was also detained in connection with an alleged assault as well as claims he had an offensive weapon. The paper reports that police were called in following a row in the early hours of Friday morning at the actor's home in Bacup, Lancashire. A witness said that he saw someone coming out of the property who appeared to have an eye injury. "There was shouting and a pink bike was thrown out of the house," the source said. "Two men then went round the back of the house and continued insulting each other. They then disappeared off, but Jody's Jack Russell must have escaped and I heard him screaming and shouting for his dog." A police spokeswoman added, "A 28-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of producing a Class B drug, namely cannabis, and being concerned in that drug's supply." According to reports Latham was later released on bail pending further enquiries. The actor sprang to fame as Philip 'Lip' Gallagher in Shameless, but more recently has been seen in EastEnders as Rob, the pimp who attempted to exploit Whitney. He was also a contestant on Hell's Kitchen in 2009.
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