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The owner of bespoke furniture manufacturing company Halcyon Furniture has been acquitted of the alleged groping of an underage girl.

Simon King was found not guilty of two counts of sexual activity with a 15 year old girl, Shrewsbury Crown Court heard in October 2016.

The girl, who cannot be named for legal reasons, told the court that Mr King groped her bottom twice during a party at his property in Haughton on 9 August 2014.

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However, following a review of evidence the jury cleared Mr King of all charges, to which he had previously denied.

Judge Stephen Thomas discharged Mr King regarding the allegations and thanked the jury for its quick deliberation into the case.