A trial held at St Albans crown court between 29th June and 1st July with the allegation of burglary of an unoccupied council house in Hatfield.

Lawtons client, represented by Alex Britton, and clients co-defendant were accused of breaking into the house and trying to steal the boiler and copper pipework.

The court heard they were found in the address given to by the police, but both defendants said that they had chased 2 men in there and had no involvement in any burglary.

The jury found both defendants not guilty of burglary.