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Grays Ath boss walks free from Old Bailey after trial collapses

THE BOSS OF Grays Athletic walked free from the Old Bailey today (Tuesday) after the case against him collapsed.

Andy Swallow, 53, was charged with conspiracy to commit violence at an FA Cup match between Dagenham and Millwall in January 2012.

Mr Swallow has always claimed that he has been the victim of a police vendetta and has always vehemently denied the charges.

Much of the two week trial saw Mr Swallow’s legal representative, Michael Wolfkind QC, forensically dissect the prosecution case to the point which gave judge, Anthony Morris, no option but to not let the trial of Mr Swallow continue.

The news was also announced on the Grays Athletic website, where a representative of the club told fans that Mr Swallow would be continuing his work with the club.

Many now expect Mr Swallow to reverse his decision a few months ago, to step down as chief executive, and take up the reins of the club as they take their place in the Ryman premier.

Many also expect the crown prosecution service and the police to reflect on the trial and the robustness of the case presented to the bench.

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