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Last Updated: Wednesday, 20 October, 2004, 14:43 GMT 15:43 UK
Baltic director gets his job back
Stephen Snoddy
Mr Snoddy took up duties as director in March 2004
The director of a leading arts venue, cleared of an assault allegation, is to get his job back, it has emerged.

Stephen Snoddy, director of Baltic in Gateshead, was interviewed by Metropolitan Police officers in August, after an alleged incident in London.

But on Wednesday it was confirmed he will face no further action over the allegation.

A statement released by the Baltic also revealed that Mr Snoddy, who was suspended, will be returning to work.

It said: "Baltic is delighted that Stephen Snoddy will be returning to his post as director.

Resume his duties

"This has been a personally distressing time for Stephen and his family and it is great news that the matter has at last been resolved.

"We now look forward to Stephen's return and working with him to continue to deliver an exciting and successful future for Baltic.

"Stephen is due to resume his duties as director from Monday 8 November and is not available for media comment on this matter."

A Metropolitan Police spokeswoman said, on the advice of the Crown Prosecution Service, no further action was being taken against Mr Snoddy.

Baltic opened in July 2002 as a prestigious international centre for contemporary art.

Mr Snoddy took up full-time duties in the post of director in March 2004.





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