A 32-year-old man appeared in court today accused of biting off part of former Casualty actor Clive Mantle's ear.
Philip McGilvray, of Arbroath Grove, Hamilton, Scotland, appeared at Newcastle Magistrates' Court charged with wounding with intent.
McGilvray did not enter a plea and the case was sent to Newcastle Crown Court for a hearing on April 26.
He was granted bail with a series of conditions, one of which bars him from licensed premises.
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