AN ACCUSED Herefordshire man has been found not guilty of two charges after no evidence was offered.

James Steele appeared before magistrates in Hereford for trial in May after entering not guilty pleas to one count of harassment by breach of a restraining order and one count of assault by beating at an earlier hearing.


The court heard from prosecutor Paul John that the 36-year-old was accused of visiting a woman who he was prohibited from visiting by a restraining order imposed by magistrates in Hereford in March 2022 without reasonable excuse in Bromyard between April 10 and 11.

He was also accused of assaulting the same woman by beating in Bromyard on April 11.

Steele, of Blacksmith Court, Bromyard, was found not guilty of both charges by the court as no evidence was offered by the prosecution.

Both charges were dismissed.

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