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Tuesday 25th February 2020

Emmerdale stars throw their support behind Mark Jordon after he's cleared of assault

Danny Miller, Lucy Pargeter, and Samantha Giles are among those who've reached out

Danny Miller "couldn't be more thrilled" for Mark Jordon after he was cleared of attacking a pensioner.

The Emmerdale actor - who plays Aaron Sugden-Dingle in the ITV soap - says his former co-star is "such a lovely man" and he is happy he can now "rebuild [his] life" following a "horrendous ordeal".

Mark - pictured at the 2018 British Soap Awards - has been cleared off all charges (Credit: D.Cove)

Read more: Emmerdale release statement on future of Mark Jordon on the soap

Mark was found not guilty of affray, unlawful wounding and assault by beating, following a row in a pub beer garden.

Danny tweeted: "Couldn't be more thrilled for such a lovely man.

"Justice, finally. So happy for him and his family, who can now begin to rebuild their lives following such a horrendous ordeal! (sic)"

Danny's comments come after Mark was cleared at Minshull Street Crown Court in Manchester yesterday (06.08.19).

Mark's fiancée, Emmerdale star Laura Norton - who plays Kerry Wyatt - was said to be in tears in the public gallery.

Following the verdict, the former Heartbeat star said: "I really am grateful to the jury for proving my innocence and especially for proving the innocence of my loved ones, who've had to endure this awful ordeal with me this last year.

"I'm looking forward to getting back to our engagement and my career, which has been on hold."

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Several of Mark's former Dales co-stars took to Twitter to write "justice" following the verdict.

Lucy Pargeter - who portrays Chas Dingle - tweeted: "justice"

Samantha Giles (Bernice Blackstock) wrote: "Justice at last!!!!! (sic)"

Sammy Winward, who played Katie Sugden on the soap and was said to be in the court for the opening day of Mark's trial, tweeted: "The best news!

"My heart is beaming for you and Laura. The truth always comes out in the end."

Read more: Emmerdale fans turn on Kerry after she sets up Frank

Mark confirmed he had departed his Emmerdale role as Daz Spencer in early February, by taking to Twitter to admit he will "miss working with" his fiancée Laura, and Daisy Campbell (Amelia Spencer).

In response to a fan who said he enjoys the "on-screen chemistry" between the trio, Mark replied: "I'll deffo miss working with them (sic)"

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