Ex Eastenders star Katie Jarvis's Twitter account deleted after she defends Tina Malone for posting photo of Bulger killer Jon Venables

FORMER EastEnders star Katie Jarvis's Twitter account has been deleted after she defended recently prosecuted Tina Malone.

The 27-year-old actress's social media appeared to disappear following yesterday's outburst defending the Shameless star – who had been issued a suspended sentence for sharing a snap of killer Jon Venables.

Katie, who played Hayley Slater in the BBC soap, admitted: "I feel sorry for her. Wrong. Just wrong"  however hours later the actress's Twitter account had vanished from social media altogether.

This isn't the first time that the EastEnders star has used the social media platform to speak out in the past week, as she took to Twitter to claim a man had attacked her over the weekend.

She tweeted the Metropolitan Police to say: "Big thank you to the Met police tonight and ambulance service for looking after me after I was glassed by a drunken Irish man for f*** all". She later deleted the tweets.

Speaking to The Sun Online Katie, 27, revealed she was OK, adding: "Life goes on."

She later wrote: "Ok to put people's minds, and questions to rest. I am absolutely fine thank you so much for all your concern and checking in on me but I'm a soldier and been through a hell of alot worse."

Katie's public defense of  Tina Malone comes just days after the Shameless star narrowly avoided a jail sentence despite admitting to an 'illegal Jon Venables post.'

The 56-year-old actress was given an eight month suspended jail sentence after admitting to breaching the injunction that protects the identity of Jon Venables  – blaming the social media post on the stress of her cocaine panto arrest.

The actress sobbed and hugged members of her family after the sentence was read out.

She was also ordered to pay £10,000 in court costs.

Tearful Malone had earlier told the High Court she had been going through the "worst two years of her entire life" when she shared the picture of Venables last year.

She told the court she had been left suicidal in 2017 after police found cocaine in her handbag while she starred as the wicked fairy godmother in the Sleeping Beauty panto in Barrow-in-Furness at Christmas. The star, who accepted a caution from cops, maintained the drugs had been planted.

Speaking in court on Wednesday, the actress said: "I didn’t know there was an injunction, I wouldn’t have done it if I’d known.

"I was on a lot of anti-depressants.

"It was on the internet, isn’t everyone on the internet? Why am I here? Why isn’t Mark Zuckerberg or someone here?

"I didn’t know what I was doing. If I’d known I wouldn’t have done it."

The pictures were said to have breached a 2001 injunction made "against the world" that banned images or information which could identify Venables or fellow Jamie Bulger killer Robert Thompson as adults.

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