Man cleared of Stowmarket robbery

A 37-YEAR-OLD Ipswich man has been cleared of being involved in a robbery at a Stowmarket Post Office.Kevin Clark, of Vernon Street, Ipswich, was accused of being one of two balaclava-clad men who robbed the Crown Street Sub-Post Office in Stowmarket of £845 in July last year.

A 37-YEAR-OLD Ipswich man has been cleared of being involved in a robbery at a Stowmarket Post Office.

Kevin Clark, of Vernon Street, Ipswich, was accused of being one of two balaclava-clad men who robbed the Crown Street Sub-Post Office in Stowmarket of £845 in July last year.

During the incident Postmistress Jean Benson was ordered to hand over money from the till by 25-year-old Jamie Campbell while Clark was alleged to have pointed a replica handgun at two customers.

Ipswich Crown Court heard that Campbell, of High Road, Great Finborough, had admitted being involved in the robbery and had been jailed for five years.


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Clark denied being involved in the robbery and was yesterday found not guilty on the direction of Judge Nicholas Beddard on the grounds that there was insufficient evidence on which a jury could convict him.

Judge Beddard imposed a six month jail sentence on Clark for a bail act offence.

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Opening the case to the jury prosecution counsel Samantha Leigh had said that the evidence against Clark was largely circumstantial.

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