Stokoe Partnership client, John Anslow, 33, from Tipton, had been charged with killing Richard Deakin when he was freed by a masked gang near HMP Hewell, Redditch in January 2012.

Maria Theodoulou, acting for John Anslow said:

“We are delighted that John Anslow has finally been cleared of the murder of Richard Deakin. The wider issues in this case, namely surrounding the circumstances of our clients return to the UK, remain to be resolved and will be pursued.”