Long cleared of assault

Sean Long (centre) has been cleared of assault

Sean Long (centre) has been cleared of assault

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EX-RL star Sean Long has been cleared of assaulting a disabled mother-of-five following a dramatic two-day trial.

Long’s former tenant, Pamela Twist, claimed the 37-year-old verbally abused her at her Rainford home before strangling her and causing her to “black out”.

But Long insisted he wasn’t even there and produced evidence showing that he had signed in at a gym in Golborne just 25 minutes before the time of the alleged assault.

Finding Long not guilty, District Judge Ian Lomax said he was prepared to give the former rugby star “the benefit of the doubt”.

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