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Police assault trial is dismissed

The trial of a Jersey police officer accused of assaulting a suspect in custody has been dismissed by the island's Magistrates' Court.

Relief Magistrate Peter Mourant said there were "serious inconsistencies" in the prosecution's evidence.

Pc Jeremy Bolton, 49, had pleaded not guilty to assaulting Nacer Eddine Benyoucef at Rouge Bouillon police station in December 2007.

Mr Mourant said a jury could not properly convict on the evidence.

He was responding to Defence Advocate David Stevenson's request for the court to dismiss the case on the second day of the trial.


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