Another extraordinary case detailed in the Daily Telegraph.
A respected headmaster has been cleared by a jury in just 15 minutes after “unbelievable” allegations he molested an unruly pupil subjected him to a year-long court ordeal.
James Bird, 53, was arrested at his desk after he was accused of assaulting a boy more than decade ago when he was head of a Church of England primary school.
The pupil, described as “aggressive, confrontational and challenging” by staff, had been sent to Mr Bird’s study for talking back to a teacher in class.
This case suggests that the system of criminal justice in the UK is broken. Why was this innocent man prosecuted?
To read more please visit: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/law-and-order/11230909/Headteacher-subjected-to-year-long-ordeal-is-cleared-of-unbelievable-sex-abuse-allegations-in-just-15-minutes.html