Shameless star Elliott Tittensor has been charged with driving without insurance after a car accident that left a teenage boy in hospital.

The boy, 18, suffered head injuries in the accident on Kentish Town Road in north London in the early hours of August 15 and was taken to hospital by ambulance.

Tittensor, of Heywood, Greater Manchester, was with his girlfriend, Skins star Kaya Scodelario (pictured), 18, at the time of the incident.

Tittensor, 20, who plays Carl Gallagher in the Channel 4 show, was bailed to appear at Highbury Corner Magistrates’ Court on November 2.

Tittensor came to public attention when he appeared alongside his identical twin brother, Luke, in Brookside.

Luke went on to play Daz Eden in Emmerdale, joining the cast in October 2003.

When Shameless started in 2004, the brothers at first shared the role of Carl Gallagher.