STAFFORD Borough Council’s head of leisure will not have to face a charge of assault after the Crown Prosecution Service dropped the charge.
Adam Hill was set to appear at Cannock magistrates court last month, after a first appearance in May, charged with assault by beating. However after reviewing the evidence the CPS decided to discontinue the charge.
They were then asked by the alleged victim Louise Hill to review the case again.
Prosecutors upheld the decision to discontinue the case saying there was insufficient evidence.
Mr Hill said: “The outcome of this second review is that the CPS found that their original decision of discontinuing the charges was correct.
"I would again like to thank everyone who has offered their support during this time.”
John Baker, Sector Crown Prosecutor from West Midlands Crown Prosecution Service, said: “Adam Hill was originally charged with assault by beating but following a review of all of the available evidence, a decision was made by one of my prosecutors to drop the charge against Mr Hill on the basis that there was insufficient evidence for a realistic prospect of conviction.
“The victim asked for the decision to be reviewed under the CPS’s new initiative called the victims’ right to review scheme which makes it easier for victims to seek a review of a CPS decision not to bring charges or terminate proceedings.
“I re-examined the decision not to prosecute Mr Hill and I decided that due to the inconsistent and insufficient evidence in this case the original decision not to proceed with this prosecution was the correct one as there was not a realistic prospect of conviction.”
Ms Hill has until September 16 to ask for a further review by the CPS Appeals and Review Unit.