Ex-EastEnders star Katie Jarvis to stand trial for assault and racially aggravated harassment

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<p>Katie Jarvis denied the charges</p> (PA)

Katie Jarvis denied the charges

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A former EastEnders actor will stand trial over allegations of assault and racially aggravated harassment

Katie Jarvis, who played Hayley Slater in the soap from 2018 to 2019, appeared before Basildon Crown Court on Monday.

The 29-year-old, of Rainham, east London, is charged with racially aggravated harassment, common assault and two counts of assault by beating.

She spoke only to confirm her personal details and to deny the four charges.

Katie JarvisBBC
Katie JarvisBBC

The accusations relate to an alleged incident in Southend in Essex on July 31 last year.

Details of the case were not opened at Monday’s plea hearing.

Jarvis was bailed until her trial date of April 19 next year.

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