DCI Banks star Stephen Tompkinson is accused of hitting a man and fracturing his skull

Actor Stephen Tompkinson has been accused of beating a father so badly that he fractured his skull twice.

DCI banks and Wild at heart Star Tompkinson, 56, is due to appear in Crown Court on charges of grievous bodily harm.

Tompkinson has denied the charges. The Independent has contacted its representatives for further comments.

It has been claimed that the incident followed an altercation outside the defendant’s then-home in Whitley Bay, North Tyneside, late in the evening in May 2021. The victim was allegedly injured so badly that she had no memory of the incident and was unable to work.

That said a spokesman for the public prosecutor’s office The Independent: “Stephen Tompkinson, 56, of Beech Grove, Whitley Bay, appeared at Newcastle Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday 10th August to face a single charge of aggravated assault. He pleaded not guilty to the charges and will next appear at Newcastle Crown Court on Wednesday 7 September.”

The Independent has also reached out to North Tyneside Police for comment.

The actor has appeared in TV series such as The Cleavage, The Bay, Sherwood and Ballykissangel.

Stephen Tompkinson as DCI Banks

(ITV)

He is best known for starring in the ITV series DCI banks from 2010 to 2016.

Tompkinson is set to star in an ITV drama The Long Shadowabout Yorkshire Ripper Peter Sutcliffe later this year.

https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/tv/news/stephen-tompkinson-man-skull-fracture-b2149411.html DCI Banks star Stephen Tompkinson is accused of hitting a man and fracturing his skull

JOE HERNANDEZ

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