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A PENSIONER has been found not guilty of attacking a woman at Gunwharf Quays in Portsmouth.

Desmond Erridge, 67, of Locksway Road, Milton, was accused of assaulting the woman in October.

He denied a charge of assault causing actual bodily harm when he appeared at Portsmouth Magistrates’ Court. He was then acquitted after a trial by jury at Portsmouth Crown Court.