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10/12/2018 16:18 GMT | Updated 10/12/2018 16:21 GMT

Emmerdale's Mark Jordon Denies Accusations He Assaulted Pensioner In A Pub

He's pleaded not guilty, after being accused of biting a 68-year-old man on the face.

‘Emmerdale’ actor Mark Jordon has pleaded not guilty to attacking a pensioner earlier this year.

Mark is best known for playing Daz Spencer in the ITV soap, and made headlines in October when he was charged with grievous bodily harm and assault.

This came after he was accused of biting 68-year-old Andy Potts’ face in an alleged altercation in July, which began at a pub in Oldham.

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Mark appeared in court on Monday

Making a brief appearance at Minshull Street Crown Court in Manchester on Monday (10 December), Mark denied the accusations, pleading not guilty to the charges.

A trial has been scheduled for 29 July 2019, with Mark having been granted unconditional bail until that point by Judge Mark Savill.

Following the alleged incident, victim Andy Potts was left requiring medical attention for a facial injury, and later revealed he was having counselling and had not been able to return to his job as a  delivery driver.

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In character as Daz in 'Emmerdale'

Mark joined the cast of ’Emmerdale’ in 2014, in what was initially supposed to be a short-term role, though he was eventually upgraded to a series regular three years later.

He previously played PC Phil Bellamy in ‘Heartbeat’ for 15 years, until he left the long-running show in 2007.

In addition, he also appeared in small roles in other British serial dramas including ‘Coronation Street’, ‘EastEnders’, ‘Casualty’ and ‘Hollyoaks’.

A representative for ‘Emmerdale’ declined to comment when contacted by HuffPost UK.

Mark was previously married to British actress Siobhan Finneran, and is now in a relationship with his ‘Emmerdale’ co-star Laura Norton, who plays Kerry Wyatt.