Luke Tittensor given suspended sentence

Luke Tittensor given suspended sentence
Luke Tittensor given suspended sentence (Image credit: PA Wire/PA Photos)

Luke Tittensor has received a two-year suspended sentence for attacking a 16-year-old boy. The ex-Emmerdale actor, 19, was sentenced to nine months in prison - suspended for two years - at Bolton Crown Court for the attack, which left his victim with a fractured jaw. The actor - who played tearaway Daz Eden in the ITV1 soap - had admitted inflicting grievous bodily harm on his victim, who required corrective surgery following the incident in Rochdale, Lancs, in February of last year. Luke, who has also appeared in Shameless, was ordered to undertake 200 hours of unpaid work, pay £1,100 in costs and give £1,000 compensation to the victim. Sentencing, the judge said: "You are 19 years of age but ostensibly more mature than most 19-year-olds because you have been living in the public eye since you were a child. "On the face of it you look like a responsible young man. You behaved like so many of the louts that we see before us in these courts." Earlier this month, ITV confirmed that the actor's contract with Emmerdale had been terminated following his guilty plea. Get exclusive access to your favourite stars. Subscribe to TV Times magazine

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Patrick McLennan is a London-based journalist and documentary maker who has worked as a writer, sub-editor, digital editor and TV producer in the UK and New Zealand. His CV includes spells as a news producer at the BBC and TVNZ, as well as web editor for Time Inc UK. He has produced TV news and entertainment features on personalities as diverse as Nick Cave, Tom Hardy, Clive James, Jodie Marsh and Kevin Bacon and he co-produced and directed The Ponds, which has screened in UK cinemas, BBC Four and is currently available on Netflix. 

An entertainment writer with a diverse taste in TV and film, he lists Seinfeld, The Sopranos, The Chase, The Thick of It and Detectorists among his favourite shows, but steers well clear of most sci-fi.