Bridlington father cleared of GBH

A BRIDLINGTON father has spoken of his relief after being cleared of the brutal battering of Michael Johnson in a savage attack carried out by a Langtoft traveler.

Gregory Marshall, 23, insisted his actions may well have saved the life of Michael Johnson, 43, as he told Anthony Miley, 23, to stop kicking him to death.

Marshall said he knew he would be cleared of charges of grievous bodily harm and assisting an offender in a four-day trial at Hull Crown Courtwhich concluded today.

Marshall said: “I have lived a nightmare since this attack nearly 12 months ago.

“I described it as the worst two minutes of my life. I was there and tried to stop it. I maintained my innocence all along. I am glad the jury has done its job, but I should never have been prosecuted. I will never trust the police again for what they have put me through.”

Miley, of Sledmere Road, Langtoft, got rid of his boots and jeans and has remained in prison since the attack. He is awaiting sentence for causing grievous bodily harm.

He told police he attacked Johnson for making gross remarks about a woman and said Johnson’s brothers were after him.

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