Actor cleared of gun threat
A Bafta-nominated actor accused of using a fake gun to terrify a barmaid into believing she would be shot has been cleared by a jury.
John McEnery, 75, of Marine Parade, Sheerness, Kent, denied a charge of possessing an imitation firearm with intent to cause fear of violence at the Leading Light pub in Faversham, Kent, on August 8 last year.
He and co-defendant Steven Majewski, 42, of Canal Road, Strood, also pleaded not guilty to a similar joint charge relating to an incident at the binElla wine and Champagne bar on Standard Quay in Faversham between July 1 and August 8 2017.
A jury at Maidstone Crown Court took just under four hours to clear both men of all offences yesterday.
Speaking after the verdict, McEnery said he felt an “enormous sense of relief ”.
McEnery was nominated for a Bafta for his portrayal of Mercutio in Franco Zeffirelli’s 1968 film adaptation of Romeo and Juliet.