Actress Tina Malone is facing contempt of court proceedings over a post on social media which purports to show images of James Bulger killer Jon Venables.
The Shameless star said she had received a High Court summons and asked for help finding a lawyer.
The Attorney General’s Office confirmed it had sent a summons to Malone.
Malone wrote on Facebook: “I need a lawyer asap!!!! Iv been committed to the high court!!!”
In another post she wrote: “Iv had a wonderful day till i opened my front door 5mins ago!!! The high court have served me!!”
There is a court order in England and Wales banning the publication of anything that reveals the identities of Venables and Robert Thompson, who have been living anonymously with new identities since being released from a life sentence for the kidnap, torture and murder of two-year-old James 25 years ago when they were aged 10.
A spokeswoman for the Attorney General’s Office said: “The Law Officers will review contempt of court allegations made to them, but they cannot comment on the nature of any investigations.
“The Law Officers remind everyone that an injunction is in place which prevents publication of any images or information claiming to identify anyone as Jon Venables or Robert Thompson.”