TWO defendants have been acquitted of conspiracy charges relating to the 2010 Douglas East by-election.
The jury was directed by Deemster David Turner to return not guilty verdicts on Cathryn Elizabeth Liggins, aged 26, of Summerhill Road, Onchan, and Geoffrey Andrew Callister, aged 51, of Ballakilley Close, Port St Mary, at the close of the prosecution case.
‘As a result of legal submissions I have made rulings in respect of Liggins and Callister and the case against each of those will not proceed further,’ Deemster Turner told the jury.
The case for the defence opened today (Tuesday) in respect of the remaining two defendants Kerry Louise Rothwell, aged 26, of Clifton Terrace, Douglas, and Gail Rosemary Corrin, aged 40, of Cronk-y-Berry Avenue, Douglas.
More on this story in the Manx Independent, on sale on Thursday morning.