Bury St Edmunds woman cleared of making false statement to police over assault by neighbour

Ipswich Crown Court. Picture: PHIL MORLEY

Ipswich Crown Court. Picture: PHIL MORLEY - Credit: Archant

A Suffolk woman accused of making a false complaint to police that she had been assaulted by a neighbour has been found not guilty.

Georgina Healy made a statement to police claiming that the man had forcefully opened a communal door at Jubilee Court in Bury St Edmunds, causing it to hit her, resulting in pain to the side of her face and body, Ipswich Crown Court heard.

When police arrested the neighbour he denied any knowledge of the alleged incident, said Oliver Haswell, prosecuting.

Healy, 20, of Thompson Walk, Bury St Edmunds, denied doing acts intending to pervert the course of justice by making a false complaint to police against her neighbour in July 2015.

Today, Tuesday, October 31, the trial was halted after the jury was directed by Recorder Joseph Boothby to return a not guilty verdict on the charge.

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The court heard that when police questioned Healy about the complaint she had made against her neighbour she had maintained her account and said she was telling the truth.

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