Liz McColgan
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Athlete Liz McColgan cleared of attacking husband

Scottish track legend Liz McColgan has been found not guilty of assaulting her estranged husband at their home.

A sheriff dismissed claims by Peter McColgan - a former Northern Ireland steeplechaser - that she had punched and "prodded" him in July this year.

Speaking after the verdict Mrs McColgan said: "Today has proved that I am on my way to a new life now.

She added: "My only regret is that my children have been affected by this."

  • 21 Nov 2011