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11th Feb 2015

Eastenders Star Cleared Of Racial Abuse

The court hearing took place today.

Cathy Donohue

Eastenders actress Linda Henry has been cleared of racially abusing a council worker.

Linda, who plays Shirley Carter on the hit soap, was accused of using a racial insult outside a South London restaurant on the 14th of September last year.

Council worker Iyabo Adetokunbo said that Linda shouted “do you know who I am?” and used a racial insult when she was asked to pick up her cigarette butt.

Earlier today, fifty five-year-old Henry denied the claims at Bexley Magistrates’ Court, saying she finds racial abuse repulsive.

According to reports this evening, the actress was cleared of using threatening or abusive words likely to cause harassment, alarm or distress.