Man cleared by jury of malicious wounding
A MAN accused of pushing a stranger through a pub toilet window has been cleared by a jury.
Jake Cooper, aged 25, was charged with malicious wounding of James Carter after an incident in The Exchange public house in Ivybridge.
The jury heard Mr Cooper, of Cleeve Drive, Ivybridge explain that he had been in the pub on the evening of December 23, in 2011 when he encountered Mr Carter.
Mr Cooper said Mr Carter had tried to move him aside as he left the pub toilets.
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He said Mr Carter had confronted him aggressively but he did not push him – instead they stumbled and both fell through the window. Mr Carter was left with cuts to his head.
Mr Carter had told the jury during the trial that he had consumed eight or nine pints and could not recall the incident.
The jury of seven men and five women returned a verdict of not guilty.