A six-foot-seven electrician has received a five-year restraining order, preventing him contacting a former landlord he was charged with assaulting and harassing.
Victor Hawes, 48, of St. Albans Road, Kingston-upon-Thames had always denied the charges and yesterday at Croydon Crown Court the case was withdrawn.
He had been charged with inflicting grievous bodily harm against the man on May 1; assaulting him on May 2 and harassing him between May 3 and May 18.
Not guilty verdicts were entered on all three counts.
Afterwards the complainant said: I agreed to a have a full injunction, as I could not face the idea of standing in court, and having to re live the whole scenario again.
“My main witnesses to the attacks were to frightened, worried to give statements or attend.”