Not guilty verdict for abuse accused


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A NAILSEA man accused of a host of sexual offences against children has been found not guilty by a jury.

Michael Alvey’s retrial was held at Bristol Crown Court last month and concluded on September 24.

In January, the 55-year-old of Yew Tree Gardens faced a trial at the same court for charges relating to alleged incidents dating back to the 1990s and was found not guilty of seven of the counts against him.

For the remaining counts, the jury could not reach a decision and was discharged, prompting the need for a retrial.

During the court hearings he denied all of the accusations made against him and denied having a sexual attraction toward children.

The retrial ended on September 24 when the jury found Alvey not guilty of all of the charges against him.

In total he faced 14 charges, which were: two of indecent assault on a male, five of gross indecency with a child, four of sexual activity with a child, two of sexual assault of a child and one of engaging in sexual activity in the presence of a child.