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Last Updated: Tuesday, 29 August 2006, 14:44 GMT 15:44 UK
Teacher cleared of pupil assault
Simon Simpson
Mr Simpson spoke of his relief at the verdict outside court
A deputy head teacher who was charged with assaulting an 11-year-old pupil at a school in Glasgow's east end has been cleared.

Simon Simpson had been accused of assaulting the boy by seizing him and dragging him along the floor.

Mr Simpson told Glasgow Sheriff Court he had been trying to calm the boy down and lift him up before he tripped.

The teacher was found not guilty of assault when he appeared in court on Tuesday.

Speaking outside court, Mr Simpson said: "It's been a difficult time for me personally and I've relied heavily on the support of my partner, my family, friends and colleagues within Glasgow City Council and beyond."


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