Lawyers defend decision to prosecute Headteacher

November 12, 2003

Lawyers have defended their decision to prosecute a top Midland teacher cleared of slapping a six-year-old pupil in the face.Pamela Mitchelhill was yesterday found not guilty at Warley Magistrates Court in Sandwell of assaulting the girl at Crocketts Lane Primary School.The case was brought after a newly qualified teaching assistant and a teacher said they saw Mrs Mitchelhill drag the child on to an outdoor patio and strike her twice in the face, despite seeing it through a partially-obscured window…Lawyers have defended their decision to prosecute a top Midland teacher cleared of slapping a six-year-old pupil in the face.Pamela Mitchelhill was yesterday found not guilty at Warley Magistrates Court in Sandwell of assaulting the girl at Crocketts Lane Primary School.The case was brought after a newly qualified teaching assistant and a teacher said they saw Mrs Mitchelhill drag the child on to an outdoor patio and strike her twice in the face, despite seeing it through a partially-obscured window.Lawyers have defended their decision to prosecute a top Midland teacher cleared of slapping a six-year-old pupil in the face.Pamela Mitchelhill was yesterday found not guilty at Warley Magistrates Court in Sandwell of assaulting the girl at Crocketts Lane Primary School.The case was brought after a newly qualified teaching assistant and a teacher said they saw Mrs Mitchelhill drag the child on to an outdoor patio and strike her twice in the face, despite seeing it through a partially-obscured window….a spokesman for the Crown Prosecution Spokesman said: “If there’s sufficient evidence and its in the public interest, a prosecution will go ahead.

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