Police officer cleared of assault
A POLICE officer was cleared today of assaulting a hunt saboteur during an angry Suffolk fox-hunt.South East Suffolk Magistrates took two hours to return a verdict on Pc Keith Warren after a two day trial.
By Amanda Cresswell
A POLICE officer was cleared today of assaulting a hunt saboteur during an angry Suffolk fox-hunt.
South East Suffolk Magistrates took two hours to return a verdict on Pc Keith Warren after a two day trial.
Pc Warren, 48, was cleared of grabbing Bevan Earey by the throat and pushing a fist to his face at a meeting of the Essex and Suffolk Foxhounds in Chattisham, near Ipswich.
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Hunt protestors stormed out of the public gallery after bench chairwoman Anne Parry returned a not guilty verdict.
Magistrates said PC Warren, a police officer for 30 years, acted in self defence using a technique called the palm hand on Earey – which is used by police to calm situations.
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Pc Warren, who denied assault, hugged his defence barrister, Matthew McNiff, after the verdict.
For more details see The Evening Star tomorrow.