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Couple found not guilty of burning child's legs with cigarettes
2:30pm Tuesday 5th February 2013 in News
A POOLE couple have been found not guilty of burning a child's legs with cigarettes and taping her to a car seat.
Jonny Carlos, 45, and Michelle Ingham, 32, of Hasler Road, were accused of one count of assault occasioning actual bodily harm and one count of cruelty to a person under the age of 16.
Both of the offences were alleged to have taken place on a weekend in October 2011.
However, in the trial today at Bournemouth Crown Court, the child admitted she had made up the allegations.
She told the court the marks on her legs, that she said had been caused by cigarette burns, were "spots" she had picked.