Man acquitted of sexually abusing a boy

A 75-year-old man has been acquitted of sexually abusing a boy almost 50 years ago.

Harold Greer, from Grange Road in Magherafelt, County Londonderry, denied eight charges that spanned a seven-year period from 1965.

A prosecution barrister said that no further prosecution evidence was being offered in the case.

Judge Babington directed the jury to return not guilty verdicts on each of the charges.

He was told he was free to go.