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Last Updated: Wednesday, 4 May, 2005, 15:51 GMT 16:51 UK
Singer not guilty of glass attack
Picture of pop group Pheena
Ceri Bostock (left) had denied the glass attack
A singer from a Welsh girl band has been cleared of deliberately smashing a pint glass over a man's head at a nightclub.

Ceri Bostock, 22, of Llandwrog, near Caernarfon, was found not guilty of assault causing actual bodily harm at Caernarfon Crown Court.

Ms Bostock, from the group Pheena, had denied attacking Robert Jones at a Caernarfon nightclub in November 2004.

She said she was happy with the verdict, after "six months of hell".

Summing up, Judge John Rogers QC said Mr Jones had three cuts to the top of his head following an incident involving Ms Bostock at the Cofi Roc nightspot.

"The prosecution case is that it must have been deliberate - hers [Ms Bostock's] is that it was an accident," he said.

Speaking after the case, Ms Bostock said she had told the truth from the start.

"I want to get on with my life now and spend time with my friends and family," she said. "It has been six months of hell."

'Hair pulled'

The jury heard that Mr Jones had been at the nightclub with his new partner Gillian Parry Williams, who is the ex-wife of Ms Bostock's uncle.

Prosecuting barrister Richard Mullan told the court that Ms Bostock told police that she intended to pour a drink over Mr Jones after he made a comment about her mother, but Mrs Parry Williams had pulled her hair and she dropped the glass.

Both Mr Jones and Mrs Parry Williams rejected the suggestion by defence counsel Steven Everett that they were aggressive towards Ms Bostock.

Ms Bostock's band, Pheena, was formed in 2002.

The band was named BBC Radio Cymru's Best Pop Act in 2004 and have also supported boy band Blue.




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04 Feb 05 |  North West Wales



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