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Ken Clarke case actor Ben Fellows relieved to be cleared

By Emily Pennink

An actor who claimed former Chancellor Ken Clarke molested him during a cash-for-questions TV sting 20 years ago has been cleared of perverting the course of justice.

Ben Fellows (40), from Birmingham, spoke of his relief after he was acquitted and said the last two years had been an "ordeal".

He stood trial at the Old Bailey after alleging the leading Tory politician plied him with alcohol before sexually assaulting him in a lobbyist's office while he was working undercover for ITV's The Cook Report in 1994.

Mr Clarke insisted during the trial he had never in his life "had the compulsion" to grope another man as he dismissed the claim as "preposterous", "off the Richter scale" and "like Martians landing".

After eight hours of deliberations, the jury found Fellows, of Redstone Farm Road, Olton, Solihull, not guilty of perverting the course of justice between November 14, 2012 and December 1, 2012.

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