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Former EastEnders star facing child sex charges

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Shade appeared in the soap from 1998 to 2004
Shade appeared in the soap from 1998 to 2004

A former EastEnders star is accused of abusing four young girls.

Joseph Shade, who played Ian Beale's son Peter for six years, has been charged with the sex offences by officers from the Child Abuse Investigation Unit in Norfolk.

Shade, 23, is now a youth worker and the alleged offences took place between December 2012 to March 2015.

The one-time child star appeared in court in Norfolk earlier this month, charged with abuse of a position of trust and inciting sexual activity with a girl, and sexual activity with a girl.

Shade did not enter a plea and he was bailed.

He is due back in court on December 16.