Tyne & Wear

Man in court on actor Clive Mantle ear bite charge

Clive Mantle in Casualty
Image caption Clive Mantle played Mike Barrett in the TV series Casualty and later Holby City

A man has appeared in court accused of biting off part of the ear of former Casualty actor Clive Mantle.

Philip McGilvray, 32, of Arbroath Grove, Hamilton, South Lanarkshire, is accused of attacking Mr Mantle at a Travelodge in Newcastle on 24 March.

He appeared at Newcastle Magistrates Court charged with wounding with intent and was granted conditional bail.

The actor, who also appeared in US drama Game of Thrones, had been appearing at the city's Theatre Royal.

Mr McGilvray will next appear at Newcastle Crown Court on 26 April.

Mr Mantle, 55, played surgeon Mike Barrett in the BBC medical drama Casualty and its spin-off series Holby City.

He also featured in the first season of Game of Thrones as Lord Greatjon Umber.

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