The Kidulthood star was charged with affray and possession of an offensive weapon after police responded to reports of a man waving a machete-style knife and threatening onlookers outside his home in the British capital.

The case was delayed after Deacon was sectioned under the U.K.'s Mental Health Act, but prosecutor James DICk told London's Snaresbrook Crown Court the actor is working on getting better.

He said, "It seems that the defendant was mentally unwell at the time of this offence and is now receiving treatment."

Deacon, 32, pleaded not guilty to both charges and is scheduled to stand trial in 2016.