Stephen Tompkinson found not guilty of attacking drunk man outside his home

Actor Stephen Tompkinson has been found not guilty after he was accused of punching a drunk man outside his home.

Tompkinson, 57, has been cleared of inflicting grievous bodily harm on a man, Karl Poole, who he allegedly confronted for drunkenly making noise outside his house.

The DCI Banks star was accused of punching Karl Poole in the head after finding him and a friend drinking at the bottom of his driveway on the morning of May 30 2021.

On Thursday, a jury found him not guilty of GBH after deliberating the verdict for just under two hours.

Stephen Tompkinson nodded but showed no visible emotion when the verdict was announced, while a disappointed sigh could be heard from the public gallery, where complainant Karl Poole was sitting.

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