EastEnders actor ‘punched taxi driver in the face after refusing to pay 61 cab fare from awards ceremony to his flat’
Award-winning EastEnders on-screen character Khali Best punched a taxi driver in the confront after declining to pay a Â£61 charge on his way home from a red cover ceremony, it is claimed.
Best, who plays technician Dexter Harman in the BBC One soap, purportedly cleared out 63-year-old Dwindle Inexperienced with a dying dark eye what’s more, Â£600-worth of damage.
It came just months after he was named Best Newcomer at the National Tv Awards.
Cautioned by police for criminal harm what’s more, normal assault, the 26-year-old star was moreover suspended from his part in EastEnders for three months following the assault in March.
Best was taking off the Tv what’s more, Radio Businesses Club Grants at London’s Grosvenor Inn at the point when he hailed Mr Callow’s cab what’s more, inquired for a lift to Enfield in north London.
But he before long figured it out he had no cash for the trip – which kept going 45 minutes what’s more, cost Â£61 – what’s more, started to telephone friends, agreeing to the Sun on Sunday’s Dan Sales.
Mr Inexperienced told the paper:Â ‘I told him in the event that he had a card he could put it into the machine I had in the cab yet he wasn’t having any of it.
‘He at that point said “No, no, no” what’s more, with that he begun kicking the auto door. I got round to stop him doing it what’s more, he overseen to open the entryway what’s more, pounded me.’Â
Left with an asserted Â£600-worth of damage, Mr Inexperienced reached police, who gone to Best’s flat.
A Metropolitan Police representative said: ‘Officers from Enfield CID explored an affirmation of strike on Walk 11 in Enfield.’
He included that a man ‘from the EN3 range gone to a north London police station on 9th April what’s more, gotten a restrictive alert for normal strike what’s more, criminal damage’.
In May, it developed the star had been suspended from his part in the cleanser for three months.
A BBC representative said: ‘Khali Best has been suspended from EastEnders for three months. We will not remark any further on this matter.’Â
Earlier that month, Khali was included in a street crash at the point when he slammed his Â£18,000 Audi A3 auto in occupied rush-hour morning traffic.
The starâ€™s vehicle impacted with a van as Khali attempted to drive past it, agreeing to an eyewitness.
EastEnders’ youthful cast has been shaken by a arrangement of suspensions this year, as Khali’s discipline comes just months after Ricky Norwood â€“ who plays Arthur ‘Fatboy’ Chubb â€“ was moreover prohibited from taping after a video risen of him smoking marijuana.
The star, who was too asserted to have performed a sex act on camera, was suspended for two months ‘for bringing the appear into disrepute’.
Best has however to react to a ask for a remark from Mail Online.Â