Emmerdale’s Mark Jordon denies attacking pensioner in a pub

Emmerdale actor Mark Jordon has denied attacking a pensioner in a pub, pleading not guilty to common assault.

The 53-year-old, who plays Daz Spencer in the ITV soap set in the Yorkshire Dales, denied wounding and common assault against a 68-year-old man, Andy Potts, who suffered injuries including a bite in the incident on July 1 which began in a pub in Oldham.

He attended court with his partner, Laura Norton, who plays Kerry Wyatt on the soap.

Mark pleaded not guilty during a brief appearance at Minshull Street Crown Court, Manchester.

Most of the hearing was taken up with administrative matters, including discussion of CCTV and police bodycam footage, ahead of a trial, now scheduled for July 29 next year.

Emmerdale's Mark Jordon denies attacking pensioner in a pub

Mark Jordon and Laura Norton at the court today (Monday)
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Judge Mark Savill granted the star, of Tamewater Court, Dobcross, Oldham, unconditional bail until his trial.

He previously pleaded not guilty to GBH at Tameside Magistrates Court in Ashton-under-Lyme, Greater Manchester, in November, and his partner was with him in that appearance also.

Mark joined the Emmerdale cast in 2014, becoming a regular character in August last year, after also playing roles in other series such as Heartbeat.

The star is currently featuring heavily in the soap in his role as Daz, after the character inadvertently mowed down Graham Spencer during a drink driving incident, which has been blamed on some of the village children, including Daz’s own daughter, Amelia.

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