Former Home and Away star Felix Dean has been charged after allegedly attacking a shop worker with a hammer last night.
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Felix, who played young VJ Patterson on the Aussie soap from 2007 to 2014, allegedly assaulted a Surry Hills tobacco store employee on Monday night at 11:15pm.
It followed reports that a man, armed with a hammer, had entered a store and assaulted a male employee.
Felix was arrested by police after he was found near the scene, and was charged with affray, assault occasioning actual bodily harm and two counts of common assault.
The 24-year-old was also charged with shoplifting, armed with intent to commit indictable offence and breach of bail.
The employee suffered minor head injuries and was treated by NSW Ambulance paramedics.
Felix was refused bail to appear in court on Tuesday, October 12.
The child star was just 10 when he played the son of Leah Patterson, played by Ada Nicodemou, on Home and Away.
Felix left the show when he was replaced by Matthew Little with the intention of making VJ appear older.