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Soap actor admits teenager attack

Luke Tittensor
The actor has been in Emmerdale since the age of 13

A television actor has pleaded guilty to fracturing the jaw of a 16-year-old in an attack in Greater Manchester.

Luke Tittensor, 19, who plays Daz Eden in the ITV1 soap Emmerdale, admitted inflicting grievous bodily harm on the boy in Rochdale on 15 February 2008.

Bolton Crown Court heard the boy was left badly injured and needed surgery after the attack.

Tittensor, of Ryecroft Avenue, Heywood, was given unconditional bail and will be sentenced on 29 April.

Mark Ford, prosecuting, told the court his victim suffered a displaced fracture to his lower jaw which needed corrective surgery.

Child actor

"He was in hospital for three days and had a metal plate and screws inserted into the bone in order to repair the damage inflicted."

Mr Ford said the young victim, who cannot be named, had displayed "an extremely mature attitude" towards the proceedings.

"He is a young man, only 16 at the time of this attack," Mr Ford told the court.

"His overriding concern, however, was that the defendant should accept responsibility for what he did to him."

Tittensor, who has been in the cast of the soap since he was 13, spoke only to confirm his name and enter his plea during the hearing on Monday.



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