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Acquittal outcome

19 Nov 2021

Statement

A case of common assault against two University of Manchester security officers was heard at the Tameside Magistrates Court yesterday (Thursday, 18 November). This related to an incident which took place on the Fallowfield campus on 14 November 2020.

The magistrates found the security officers not guilty of the charges against them. They noted that the incident itself had taken place against the backdrop of the COVID pandemic and during a very difficult period for our students and our staff.

We know that this has been a very challenging time for everyone concerned and we will continue to support all parties as we now bring our internal process to a conclusion.