Posts tagged with  " cleared "

School teacher cleared of sexual activity with a student.

August 23, 2014:

A FORMER public school teacher has told of his frustration that his unblemished career has been left in tatters after he was cleared of sexual activity with a student. Russell Woolwright, 30, spoke out after he was found not guilty of allegations of making the teenager perform a sex act on him during an encounter […]

A social worker who accused an innocent father of abusing his daughter has claimed the police put pressure on her to stand by the lie.

August 10, 2014:

A social worker who accused an innocent father of abusing his daughter has claimed the police put pressure on her to stand by the lie. When asked who was putting pressure on her, she replied: ‘I was under pressure at that police station … to exaggerate or confirm what I had written.’ Mrs Smith said […]

A teacher cleared of sexually assaulting a pupil but then sacked by his Belfast school has won a claim for unfair dismissal.

July 23, 2014:

A teacher cleared of sexually assaulting a pupil but then sacked by his Belfast school has won a claim for unfair dismissal. The man, who is not identified, had been accused of hugging a girl, trying to kiss her and making inappropriate comments in a photocopying room at the unidentified school in 2011. The allegation […]

Court of appeal quashes convictions of five men for murder

January 10, 2013:

This is an extract of an item which appears on the Guardian website on 8th Jan 2013 The court of appeal has quashed the murder convictions of five men convicted of a gangland killing after hearing of failures to reveal potentially crucial evidence to the defence. The five men were serving life sentences totalling a minimum of […]

A teacher cleared of having sex with a pupil at a Cheshire special school said she knew she was exposing herself to the risk of a false accusation.

March 26, 2010:

A teacher cleared of having sex with a pupil at a Cheshire special school said she knew she was exposing herself to the risk of a false accusation. Teresa McKenzie, 39, of Meifod, near Welshpool, Powys, said she had been dealing with a “deeply disturbed and suicidal teenager” who demanded care. She had faced seven […]

Shieldfield is not an isolated case

August 10, 2002:

It would be reassuring to dismiss Shieldfield as a terrible aberration. The story of what happened to Dawn Reed and Chris Lillie is so bizarre that it might seem to be without parallel. But that would be to replace one delusion by another. On the day after the libel judgment, the Guardian newsdesk was contacted […]

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