A pharmacist who admitted putting laxative in a trainee's water bottle has been cleared of doing it with intent to annoy.
Shahan Mir told police he put 1ml of Lactulose in Farah Abdulquader's bottle at Boots at Birmingham's Fort Shopping Park.
Christopher Hopkins, defending, told the court Mr Mir had a "moment of madness" that "cost him dearly".
Mr Mir, of Kings Heath, has since lost his job, the court heard.
The 34-year-old, of Colebourne Road, was acquitted of causing a noxious thing to be taken with intent to annoy at Birmingham Crown Court.
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