Former assistant headteacher accused of performing sex act near children is cleared

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A FORMER assistant headteacher accused of performing a sex act in front of children has been cleared.

A jury at Portsmouth Crown Court found Matthew Hill, 40, not guilty of outraging public decency by committing an act of a lewd, obscene and disgusting nature.

The accusation dates back to when Mr Hill was volunteering at Buckland Play Centre in Malins Road, Buckland on December 23 2012.

The former teacher at Lyndhurst Junior School, in North End, was cleared after a two-day trial this week.