Man cleared of stealing wallet
A MAN has been found not guilty of stabbing another man and stealing his wallet.Robert Wilson, 40, of Thackeray Road, Ipswich, has been cleared of robbing Possiponio Cravid of his wallet and contents on July 5.
A MAN has been found not guilty of stabbing another man and stealing his wallet.
Robert Wilson, 40, of Thackeray Road, Ipswich, has been cleared of robbing Possiponio Cravid of his wallet and contents on July 5.
A 12 strong jury took just more than four hours to deliver the unanimous not guilty verdict at Ipswich Crown Court yesterday.
Wilson had denied being involved in the attack on Portuguese Mr Cravid who was set upon as he waited for a bus on the Norwich Road, near the junction of Brooks Hall Road.
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In his summing up of the trial, Judge John Devaux told how Mr Pravid had been approached by two white men who got out of a car as he waited at the bus stop at around 1pm.
One man had punched him in the face and then the other punched him causing him to fall back over a low wall. His wallet then fell out of his pocket.
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Judge Devaux said: "He picked his wallet up and then said Wilson went for him to get the wallet.
"He said Wilson had a small knife and was putting it into his chest."
But it was also revealed how Mr Cravid waited three days to report it to the police because he believed Wilson, who he knew, might bring the wallet back.
In his defence Wilson had said that he had been with the two people involved in the fight but had taken no part in it himself.
He said that Mr Cravid knew that he had the knife and had had it for several years and also pointed out that the victim knew where he lived and could have come for the wallet any time.
When forensic tests were carried out on the knife when Wilson was arrested no traces of the victim's blood could be found on it.