Former Education Minister Michael Browne has been found not guilty of a serious offence.
The judgement was handed down moments ago in Court by Judge Colin Williams.
Browne has maintained his innocence. His bail conditions have now been lifted.
The Not Guilty verdict paves the way for Browne to contest the All Saints West seat in the next general election although a final decision has not been taken as to the candidate.
Browne was charged back in November 2020 with a serious criminal offense – which cannot be disclosed for legal reasons – and gave sworn evidence to the court last Monday.
The offense is said to have been committed one month prior to the charges being laid.
Following his charge Browne was removed as Education Minister.
More details will be provided later.
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