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Ex-partner is cleared

By Cornish Guardian  |  Posted: August 01, 2013

A MAN has been cleared of beating his former partner's father on the doorstep of the man's Saltash home.

Marc Nicholson, aged 33, of Channel Park Avenue, Efford, Plymouth, was accused of causing Phillip Connolly actual bodily harm in an argument that erupted after Nicholson verbally abused Mr Connolly's daughter.

A jury heard Nicholson's 11-year relationship with Michelle Connolly, which produced two daughters, had broken down in 2011.

At Nicholson's trial, which began on Thursday at Truro Crown Court, each man accused the other of putting him in a headlock and punching him during the fight, on June 30 last year, at Tamar Street in Saltash.

Jury members were shown pictures of their injuries and of blood spatter on a chair before returning a not guilty verdict on Friday afternoon.

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