Reality TV star Mark Wright cleared
Reality TV personality Mark Wright has been found not guilty of using threatening behaviour towards a man outside a nightclub.
Wright told police he "saw red" after hearing Tom Grantham, 21, say he was going to throw a brick through the window of Deuces Bar and Lounge, an Essex bar in which he had invested money.
A court heard a tussle ensued but Wright, who appears on the series The Only Way Is Essex, claimed he only wanted to protect himself.
The 24-year-old held his head in his hands as he was cleared at Redbridge Magistrates' Court in Essex, and appeared close to tears.
The decision, read out by magistrate Glen Pierre, was applauded by members of his family sitting in the public gallery.
After he was released from the dock, Wright, wearing a grey suit with a white shirt and black tie, embraced his grandfather in the courtroom.
His solicitor said outside court that the television star was "overwhelmed".
On Wednesday, Wright's friend Jack Tweed and his brother Lewis admitted common assault in relation to an attack on Mr Grantham on the night in question, January 3. They will be sentenced on August 16 at the same court.