Women cleared of false im­pris­on­ment

Macclesfield Express - - NEWS - KAREN BRIT­TON

TWO women ac­cused of falsely im­pris­on­ing a man against his will have been cleared.

Ivana Mancini, 50, of Abbey Road in Mac­cles­field, and Lorna Simp­son, 62, of St Thomas Road, St Anne’s on Sea, ap­peared at Chester Crown Court this week ac­cused of lock­ing a man in Ms Mancini’s flat on Abbey Road on July 6 this year and re­fus­ing to let him leave.

Ms Mancini was also ac­cused of as­sault­ing the man and steal­ing his bank cards.

Both women were cleared at a trial.

The false im­pris­on­ment charge against Ms Simp­son was dropped after the pros­e­cu­tion and de­fence agreed there was a lack of ev­i­dence.

The trial con­tin­ued in re­la­tion to Ms Mancini but the jury cleared her and re­turned not guilty ver­dicts on all three charges.

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