A TEENAGER has been cleared of being involved in the violent attack of a man in an early morning assault.
James Burrows (19), of Springfield Road, Listerdale, was found not guilty of causing grievous bodily harm with intent to Jack Turner.
Mr Burrows denied being involved in the attack on Mr Turner on August 19 last year on Wickersley Road and following a three-day trial at Sheffield Crown Court the jury acquitted him yesterday (Thursday) after deliberating for one hour and 45 minutes.
Twenty year-old twins, Samuel and Joshua Barnett, of Garden Close, Broom, pleaded guilty to the same charge and will be sentenced at the same court on November 23.
Mr Turner was attacked by the twins in the early hours of the morning after socialising and drinking with them.
The court heard a passing motorist had seen the assault taking place and intervened which caused the men to flee.
The witness found Mr Turner unconscious on Brecklands and called the emergency services.
Prosecutor, Mr Anthony Dunne, told the court Mr Turner had suffered a fractured eye socket, laceration to the skull, a blood clot in his ear and was left with memory loss and on-going sight and hearing problems.
The victim has also had to have surgery to a metal plate fitted near one eye.