Emmerdale star Luke Tittensor has pleaded guilty to assaulting a 16-year-old boy.
At Bolton Crown Court the 19-year-old, who plays teenage tearaway Daz Eden in the ITV soap, admitted inflicting grievous bodily harm to his victim in Rochdale, Lancashire, on February 15 last year.
It is understood that on the day of the incident, the victim was in the street waiting for a taxi when an item was thrown at him from the car Luke was travelling in. The actor is later thought to have got out of the car and attacked the 16-year-old.
Tittensor, of Heywood, near Rochdale, appeared in court wearing a black suit and black tie and spoke only to confirm his name and enter his plea.
He had been due to face trial, but after pleading guilty to inflicting grievous bodily harm he will be sentenced on April 29.
Bolton Crown Court heard how the victim was left ‘badly injured’ and required surgery following the attack.
A lawyer for the victim said: “He suffered a displaced fracture on the lower jaw which necessitated corrective surgery.
“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.”
Luke has a twin brother, Elliot, and both have appeared in the Channel 4 drama Shameless as the character Carl Gallagher. Luke became a regular actor in the Yorkshire soap since first joining the cast in October 2003.