Shropshire Star

Jury clears Telford man of killing his neighbour

A jury has cleared a Telford man of killing his neighbour following an altercation on their street, after a two-week trial.

Anthony Wootton was found dead in July last year

The jury of five men and seven women at Stafford Crown Court found 32-year-old Ashley Harris not guilty of both the murder and the manslaughter of Anthony Wootton on Tuesday.

Mr Wootton, 41, was found dead in the car park of Orient Court in Woodside at around 6.30am on July 17.

His death followed a physical altercation with Harris the previous evening in nearby Armstrong Close where both parties lived.

The brawl had started after Wootton had attacked his partner Carlene Garrett at the home they shared on the close.