Wednesday, 21 December 2011

I am NOT GUILTY

Some of our regular readers - and those who we know on Twitter - will be aware that back in June I was arrested and charged with theft from my then employer. Despite having no criminal record, the amount of money that went missing was significant and I faced a year in prison.

To cut a long story short, the case dragged on for six months and it's been hell. There was strong evidence against me and evidence that might have supported me was never requested by the police nor viewed during the company's internal investigation and, due to the elapsed time, is no longer available. My barrister advised me that, in his opinion, it was unlikely we would win. Not good.

On the 19th of December, my trial began in Crown Court and went on for two days. It gives me very great pleasure to announce that the jury reached a unanimous decision that I am not guilty. Afterwards, my barrister revealed that he's believed I'm innocent right from the start.

Thanks to all of you who have sent messages of support. Freedom is a wonderful thing.

Image credit: Lord Noel

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  1. Glad you're back!!! I cannot stand the thought of missing your passionate daily info on women's cycling!!! :)))

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  2. Blimey! What a story. So glad it went your way mate. All the best. Andy - Cycledeal

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  3. Been a tough six months. I still only half believe it's finally over - am expecting the alarm to go off any moment and have to get up, get my suit on and head to the court...

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