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Prisoner cleared of blame

PUBLISHED: 14:57 11 March 2002 | UPDATED: 11:30 03 March 2010

A PRISONER accused of injuring a police woman as he was being taken to a cell at a Suffolk Police Station has been cleared of blame by a jury.

Matthew Kyte 20, was being carried by four police officers, including WPc Nicola Flack to a cell at Lowestoft Police Station when he allegedly struggled violently causing her to fall over and dislocate her elbow.

A PRISONER accused of injuring a police woman as he was being taken to a cell at a Suffolk Police Station has been cleared of blame by a jury.

Matthew Kyte 20, was being carried by four police officers, including WPc Nicola Flack to a cell at Lowestoft Police Station when he allegedly struggled violently causing her to fall over and dislocate her elbow.

However, Kyte of Hall Road, Lowestoft denied struggling and told a jury at Ipswich Crown Court that he had been dropped while he was being carried face downwards with his hands cuffed behind his back.

He also claimed that while he was being carried to the cell his head had been knocked against a wall and a gate.

Kyte denies inflicting grievous bodily harm on WPc Flack and was found not guilty by a jury after a three day trial.

The court heard that Kyte had been arrested for disorderly conduct after becoming upset and allegedly losing his temper when one of his friends was arrested.


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