Essex

Essex housemaster cleared of indecent assault

Brian Truan and his solicitor Emma Taylor
Image caption Defence solicitor Emma Taylor said in a statement that Mr Truan was pleased with the result

A former housemaster at a boarding school has been cleared of indecent assault.

A jury found Brian Truan, 80, not guilty of nine charges of alleged abuse at Elmbridge school near Fyfield, Essex, in the 1980s.

Judge Christopher Morgan at Chelmsford Crown Court told the jury to disregard three other counts.

Mr Truan, of Peldon near Colchester, Essex, had denied the charges. Elmbridge closed in 1994.

In court a number of former colleagues and a former pupil praised Mr Truan's good character.

His solicitor Emma Taylor said in a statement that Mr Truan was pleased with the result.

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