BAFTA-Winner Adam Deacon Sectioned Under Mental Health Act


BAFTA-award winning filmmaker Adam Deacon has been sectioned under the Mental Health Act, the Evening Standard reports.

Deacon was due to appear in court today to answer charges of affray and possession of a long bladed sword following an incident in Bethnal Green back in January.

The actor-director, who rose to fame in the gritty British teen drama ‘Kidulthood’, could not appear at the Thames Magistrate Court as he’d been sectioned under the Mental Health Act, the hearing was told.

Deacon had been in trouble with law back in January and been due to appear in court to answer charges of harassment against former ‘Kidulthood’ co-star Noel Clarke. He was subsequently arrestedafter failing to appear at court.

32-year-old Deacon won the BAFTA Rising Star Award in 2012 following the release of his directorial debut ‘Anuvahood’ in 2011. More recently he appeared in the C4 cop drama ‘Babylon’ as firearms office Robbie.

We wish him all the best for a speedy recovery.


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