DCI Banks star Stephen Tompkinson to seem in court docket charged with inflicting GBH


The 56-year-old, who’s finest recognized for starring as Inspector Alan Banks in crime drama collection DCI Banks, is going through a trial after denying the allegation at Newcastle Magistrates Courtroom on August 10.

A press release from the Crown Prosecution Service mentioned: “Stephen Tompkinson, aged 56, of Beech Grove, Whitley Bay, appeared earlier than Newcastle Magistrates’ Courtroom on Wednesday August 10 to face a single cost of inflicting grievous bodily hurt.

“He pleaded not responsible to the cost and can subsequent seem at Newcastle Crown Courtroom on Wednesday September 7.”

Stephen Tompkinson denies inflicting grievious bodily hurt (Ian West/PA) / PA Archive

Tompkinson grew to become a family identify after starring as Father Peter Clifford in 1996’s Ballykissangel, in the identical 12 months showing in hit movie Brassed Off as character Phil.

Different notable TV credit embrace Drop The Lifeless Donkey, Wild At Coronary heart, Minder, New Tips, Grafters and Ted And Alice.

He additionally appeared in ITV’s DCI Banks for six years till the present was axed in 2016.

Tompkinson, who just lately starred in a stage adaptation of Educating Rita as Frank Bryant, is because of characteristic in ITV drama The Lengthy Shadow about Yorkshire ripper Peter Sutcliffe later this 12 months.

The actor was born in Stockton-on-Tees, County Durham, in October 1965.

His representatives have been contacted for remark.

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