Shame­less star’s drugs farm de­nial

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FOR­MER Shame­less and EastEn­ders star Jody Latham has de­nied run­ning a cannabis fac­tory.

The 29-year-old ac­tor shot to fame play­ing “Lip” Gal­lagher in the Chan­nel 4 com­edy and has also ap­peared as pimp Rob Grayson in the BBC1 soap.

He is ac­cused, along with girl­friend Sarah Melia, 31, of grow­ing 24 cannabis plants – worth around £14,000 – at a house in the vil­lage of Stack­steads, Lancs, in May last year.

Latham, who lives in the nearby town of Bacup, will now face trial over the charge at Burn­ley Crown Court on Nov 16.

Latham has also starred in dra­mas The

Fixer and The Tu­dors and cook­ing re­al­ity show,

Hell’s Kitchen.

Jody said ear­lier this year he was fac­ing bank­ruptcy.

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