Pensioner accused of slashing neighbour's throat cleared of contacting witness

William Dutton

William Dutton

First published in The Bolton News: Photograph of the Author by , crime reporter

A PENSIONER accused of slashing a neighbour’s throat has been cleared of trying to contact a prosecution witness.

William Dutton, aged 89, of Breightmet Drive, Breightmet, was charged with breaking a bail condition by speaking with a prosecution witness on July 2 in Bolton.

He was found not guilty of the charge at Bolton Magistrates Court.

Dutton was granted bail to appear at Bolton Crown Court on August 11 to face a charge of causing grievous bodily harm with intent to cause neighbour Steven Waring, aged 60.

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