A WOMAN accused of killing a man almost two years ago in Bolton has been found not guilty of his murder.

Following a three week trial at Manchester Crown Court Joleen Hulme, aged 36, of Daisy Hill Drive, Adlington, was cleared by a jury

In the early hours of the morning on December 30, 2018, Paul Dickson was said to have suffered stab wounds in a disturbance at a house in Montserrat Road, Johnson Fold.

During the incident neighbours were woken by shouting and spotted Mr Dickson staggering down the road.

He is said to have left his home and walked some way down the street before collapsing behind a van.

Emergency services arrived and treated Mr Dickson at the scene before rushing him to hospital.

In the hours that followed, police closed off sections of the street with crime scene tape and set up tents in the area in front of the home and behind the van where he is thought to have collapsed.

Much of the road remained closed throughout the day while the investigation continued.

Despite the best efforts of doctors 49-year-old Mr Dickson died in hospital 12 days later on January 11.

At the time a woman was arrested on suspicion of murder. and in May this year Hulme was charged with murder.