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Three found not guilty of kidnapping

Three Holbeach women have been bound over to keep the peace after they were found not guilty of kidnap and assault charges.

Kerriann Facer (30), of Fleet Street, Natasha Boynton, (35), of East Elloe Avenue, and Charlene Bishop (28), of Lawyers Close, all denied kidnapping Anna Burnett. All three also denied a second charge of assaulting Ms Burnett. Both offences were alleged to have occurred on 25 May, 2011.

The case was listed for trial at Lincoln Crown Court yesterday but prosecution barrister Jon Dee said the Crown Prosecution Service was offering no evidence against the women.

Recorder Timothy Spencer QC told all three women he was entering not guilty verdicts against them.

Facer agreed to be bound over to keep the peace for two years in the sum of £50.

Boynton and Bishop both agreed to be bound over for two years in the sum of £20.

Recorder Spencer told them: “I record verdicts of not guilty against all three of you, but that is not quite the end of things. Something happened her, it is not clear what.

“The court needs some control. I am going to bind you over to keep the peace. Effectively that is a promise that will be no further trouble.

“If there are problems you resolve them legally.”

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