Elliott Tittensor branded 'inhuman'
- Bang Showbiz
- 17 August 2010
The mother of teenager Oliver Flint, who was allegedly run over by 'Shameless' actor Elliott Tittensor, has branded the incident ''inhuman''
The mother of a teenager allegedly run over by 'Shameless' actor Elliott Tittensor has branded the incident "inhuman".
Oliver Flint is suffering bleeding on the brain and drifting in and out of consciousness in hospital following the event in London in the early hours of Sunday morning (15.07.10), according to his mother, Lulu Taddei.
Discussing 18-year-old Oliver's condition, Lulu told The Sun newspaper: "The eye specialist has said he has lost the sight of his left eye and the vision in his right is very blurred and getting worse because of nerve damage. How can anyone do such a thing? It was inhuman."
Yesterday (16.08.10) it was alleged Oliver was knocked over by Elliott - who plays Carl Gallagher in the Channel 4 series - in his sports car outside a McDonalds fast food outlet in Kentish Town, London.
Elliott and his girlfriend, `Skins' actress Kaya Scodelario, had been in the restaurant, where Oliver is said to have approached them and asked to borrow their mobile phones.
It is then claimed he followed the couple from the food outlet and stood in front of their car.
A police source told the Daily Mail newspaper: "Tittensor apparently deliberately drove his car straight at him. Though he was only driving slowly, the boy went up on the bonnet, rolled into the road and struck his head on the kerb."
Police are investigating the incident, and studying CCTV footage to try and piece together what happened and whether there was an altercation between the two men.
Elliott gave himself up to police an hour after the incident, and is said to have passed a breath test. He was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and later bailed until September.
Elliott spoke about the incident on twitter yesterday, writing: "Please don't believe the newspapers, people.
"It's an ongoing investigation for a reason. But we all know how the papers love to put people down."