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A MAN alleged to have attacked his friend and broken his wrist has been cleared of the assault.

But Louis Dalby was found guilty of intimidating Jack Cole in a bid to stop the case going to court.

Dalby, 25, was accused of attacking his 18-year-old friend over a £400 debt. He had always insisted it was not he who attacked Cole in an alleyway between Priorsdean Crescent and Purbrook Way in Havant. He was found not guilty after a trial at Portsmouth Crown Court, but the dad-of-two, of Farleigh Close, Havant, was found guilty of intimidating Cole in a bid to stop him giving evidence. The court heard he approached Cole weeks after his arrest for the alleged assault and called him ‘a grass’. Dalby will be sentenced on January 6.