Cambridgeshire

Michael Green murder: Four teens cleared of all charges

Michael Green Image copyright Issued by Cambs Police 5/6/2014
Image caption The body of Michael Green was found in an underpass in Peterborough

Four teenagers accused of murdering a man found dead in an underpass in Peterborough have been cleared of all charges.

Michael Green, 23, of Muskham, Bretton, was found near Tyesdale in Bretton in the early hours of 28 May.

Post-mortem examination results showed he died from head injuries.

Three boys, who were aged 15, 16 and 17 at the time and a girl, who was aged 16, all denied murder. They were acquitted by a jury in Cambridge.

All four were also cleared of grievous bodily harm after a trial at Cambridge Crown Court. The girl was also cleared of perverting the course of justice.

The teenagers cannot be named because of their ages. Three are now aged 17 and one is 16 years old.

Image caption A trial heard Michael Green was left dead or dying in the underpass

After the verdict Mr Green's mother, Barbara Green, described her son as "caring and loving", with "a good heart and a big personality".

"The thought that Michael's life was so cruelly cut short is very hard to live with," she said.

"This has left a huge hole in my life but I am sure that time will be a great healer. The realisation that this will be forever...is hard to cope with."

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