Emmerdale actor ‘bit a man’ after Oldham beer garden row, court hears

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An actor in TV cleaning soap Emmerdale “lost his temper” and “bit a man” following a row in a beer garden, a court has heard.

The former Heartbeat famous person, Mark Jordon, 54, is accused of attacking Andrew Potts, 68, in Oldham in July 2018 after feedback made through Mr Potts’ spouse Rosalind O’Neill about his daughter.

CCTV photos performed in Manchester’s Minshill Street Crown Court confirmed Mr Jordon being held again from Mr Potts.

He denies affray, illegal wounding and attack through beating.


The court heard the actor used to be celebrating his engagement to spouse and co-star Laura Norton.

Robert Smith, prosecuting, advised the jury Miss O’Neill mentioned “I hope they’re using a condom”, relating to Mr Jordon’s daughter and a guy she used to be with.

He mentioned Mr Jordon, of Dobcross, Oldham, used to be “clearly intoxicated” and turned into increasingly more irate.

Mr Smith mentioned the CCTV photos confirmed he “was enraged and was behaving in a physically violent and threatening matter”.

The court heard Mr Potts additionally punched and kicked Mr Jordon prior to being ushered clear of the pub.

Mobile telephone photos, from Mr Jordon’s telephone, confirmed the actor drawing near the couple a couple of minutes later, whilst he spoke about being kicked through Mr Potts.

The prosecution allege the cleaning soap famous person then bit Mr Potts on his face and his thumb and driven Miss O’Neill to the ground.

Mr Jordon advised police Mr Potts had known as his daughter a “slag”, the court heard.

Mr Smith mentioned Mr Jordon’s reaction used to be “well above and beyond what was reasonable in the circumstances” and requested the jury to believe whether or not he used to be performing in self-defence.

The pass judgement on prompt the jury to omit that Mr Jordon used to be an actor, as it used to be “irrelevant”.

The trial continues.