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Driffield Mayor cleared over kerb crawling in Hull

Mayor of Driffield Paul Rounding
Image caption Paul Rounding has been a town councillor for 25 years

The Mayor of Driffield has been cleared of kerb crawling.

Paul Rounding, 55, was charged with soliciting a prostitute in St Luke's Street, Hull, on 27 October.

Married Mr Rounding, a town councillor for 25 years, was found not guilty after a trial at Hull Magistrates' Court and the case was dismissed.

Mr Rounding told the court he parked up because he wanted to buy a pizza from a takeaway and had no idea it was a "red light" area.

Mr Rounding, of The Horsehoe, Driffield, said a girl got into his car without his permission and he told her to leave.

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