Emmerdale actor Mark Jordon has denied allegations he attacked a pensioner.
Jordon, who plays Daz Spencer in the Yorkshire-based ITV soap, pleaded not guilty during a brief appearance at Minshull Street Crown Court, Manchester.
The 53-year-old actor, who has also starred in TV series Heartbeat, denies 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.
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.
Judge Mark Savill granted Jordon, of Tamewater Court, Dobcross, Oldham, unconditional bail until his trial.
Meanwhile in Emmerdale, Mark’s character Daz is at the centre of a massive storyline.
After getting drunk with his new boss and upsetting her, he was thrown out of the taxi and stumbled across his car in a field.
He woke up in the car thinking he drove there when in fact his niece/daughter Amelia and her friends Leanna and Noah took the car for a spin before crashing and abandoning the vehicle.
He attempted to drive back to the village but ran over someone – who turned out to be Graham.
The kids owned up to taking the car and are currently the main suspects in the hit and run.
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