The Kidulthood star was hit with the counts after he allegedly threatened locals with a machete-style knife outside his London home in January last year (15).

The case was delayed when Deacon was sectioned under the U.K. Mental Health Act in March (15) and began receiving treatment, and he later pleaded not guilty to the charges in August (15) claiming he was mentally unwell at the time of the offence.

The case went to a jury trial at Snaresbrook Crown Court in London, where the jury accepted his defence and cleared him on both charges on Thursday (07Apr16).

"I want to say thank you to the jury for taking mental health so seriously," Deacon, 33, said outside the hearing.