Soap star de­nies at­tack­ing pen­sioner

Manchester Evening News - - NEWS -

A SOAP star has ap­peared in court to deny at­tack­ing a pen­sioner.

Em­merdale ac­tor Mark Jor­don, 53, ap­peared at Tame­side mag­is­trates court charged with wound­ing and com­mon as­sault.

The ac­tor, dressed in a ca­sual blazer, trousers and train­ers, pleaded not guilty to the charges, which re­late to an al­leged in­ci­dent on July 1 in Old­ham. A 67-year-old man was taken to hos­pi­tal af­ter re­ports he was at­tacked.

Dur­ing the hear­ing, which lasted around 10 min­utes, the pros­e­cu­tion said the case was too se­ri­ous to stay in the mag­is­trates court and should be sent to the crown court.

Mr Jor­don, who plays Daz Spencer in the ITV soap, was bailed af­ter the hear­ing and will next ap­pear at Manch­ester’s Min­shull Street Crown Court on De­cem­ber 6 for a pre­lim­i­nary hear­ing.

The ac­tor, from Dobcross in Old­ham, has also ap­peared in Heart­beat, Coro­na­tion Street and Ca­su­alty.

Mark Jor­don out­side court

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