ALL charges have been found ‘not proven’ against a former teacher accused of bullying and mistreatment of a pupil. Philip Meredith told of his relief at the verdict, saying the last three years had been a ‘living hell’ and said he hopes to return to teaching after all eight charges were found to have been […]
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In 2012, Cardiff became the first university innocence project in the UK to successfully have a case referred to the Court of Appeal after submission to the Criminal Cases Review Commission (CCRC). Today, after almost ten years of investigative work by students and academics on dozens of cases in innocence projects in more than twenty […]
Teacher accused of head butting and punching a 13-year-old disruptive pupil cleared by a court of common assault.
A teacher accused of head butting and punching a 13-year-old disruptive pupil was today cleared by a court of common assault. Graham Davies, 55, of Aveton Gifford, south Devon, denied common assault on the boy at a comprehensive school on December 3 last year. The chairman of Totnes Magistrates in south Devon, Anthony Bailey, said: […]
Teacher accused of four counts of sexually assaulting two 14-year-old girls has been cleared of all the charges.
A FORMER North Bromsgrove High School teacher who was accused of four counts of sexually assaulting two 14-year-old girls has been cleared of all the charges. David John Crowther, of West Road, pleaded not guilty to two counts of squeezing a 14-year-old girl’s bottom, one count of touching a 14-year-old girl’s bottom and a further […]
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 […]
Parents in Norfolk and Suffolk were last night reassured that incidents remain “extremely rare” after new figures showed more than 250 complaints were made against school staff in the two counties during the last year. The alleged incidents – 139 in Norfolk and 109 in Suffolk – are among more than 1,700 across England unearthed […]
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.
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 […]