Hollyoaks and Strictly Come Dancing star Ricky Whittle may be forced to pay injury compensation to a photographer he has been accused of assaulting.
The actor was arrested last week after allegedly driving his pick-up truck into paparazzo Steve Farrell after leaving a cast party in Liverpool, resulting in minor injuries.
Mr Farrell claims that he was going about his business as a freelance photographer when he was struck by a vehicle driven by Mr Whittle.
"If the evidence suggests that Mr Whittle drove negligently into Mr Farrell, then Mr Farrell may well have a case for claiming compensation for his injuries and any loss of earnings," commented Mr Farrell’s lawyer Nick Harrison.
It follows news that Owen Griffin, formerly of the boy band Idolize, is to receive GBP 3 million in injury compensation after suffering swelling of the brain and a fractured spine and pelvis in a car crash that claimed the lives of two others.