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Man cleared of one abuse charge
Colin Inglis
Mr Inglis was a social worker at the time of the alleged offences
A former police chairman and council leader has been cleared of one of a series of sex abuse charges.

A jury at Leeds Crown Court found Colin Inglis not guilty on Friday of one allegation of indecent assault against a teenage boy more than 20 years ago.

Mr Inglis, former leader of Hull City Council and former chairman of Humberside Police Authority, still faces five charges of indecent assault.

The jury will continue its deliberations on Monday.

The offences are alleged to have taken place in 1982 and 1983 at a children's home in Hull and elsewhere.

Mr Inglis, of Wellington Street West, Hull, was earlier acquitted on the judge's direction of eight other counts.




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