Man cleared of cruelty and indecency

AN Ipswich man was today formerly cleared of 14 offences relating to cruelty and indecency.Alan Harvey, 40, of Hadleigh Road, Ipswich had been charged with eight counts of cruelty to a child, three offences of indecent assault on a person under 16 and three charges of inciting a girl to commit gross indecency.

AN Ipswich man was today formerly cleared of 14 offences relating to cruelty and indecency.

Alan Harvey, 40, of Hadleigh Road, Ipswich had been charged with eight counts of cruelty to a child, three offences of indecent assault on a person under 16 and three charges of inciting a girl to commit gross indecency.

His trial started on July 14 and the jury made a not guilty verdict on July 23 on some of the charges.

Judge John Devaux formerly today cleared Harvey of the remaining offences.

The judge also ordered that Harvey was given £120 expenses to cover his car parking and petrol costs during the trial.