[A] MAN has been found unanimously not guilty of an allegation that he attacked another man in West Cumbria.
Dylan Wynne, 25, wept in the dock at Carlisle Crown Court today (THURS) as he learned he had been acquitted of a grievous bodily harm charge, before walking free.
Mr Wynne had stood accused of attacking Ian Brown – the uncle of his then girlfriend – in Moor Row on the night of September 13. Earlier that day Mr Brown had attended his brother’s funeral along with other family members.
During a trial earlier this week, a jury heard that an incident involving both Mr Wynne and Mr Brown resulted in them “grappling” on the ground in a residential street.
Giving evidence, Mr Wynne, of Woodhouse, Whitehaven, admitted he “blindly” threw several punches but insisted he did so because he was under attack from the other man.
“I defended myself. I feared for my life,” Mr Wynne said.
Announcing the jury’s not guilty verdict today (THURS), the foreman confirmed that all 12 members had been in agreement.