Elland supermarket worker cleared of rape

Bradford Crown Court

Bradford Crown Court

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A Morrisons supermarket employee has this afternoon (Thursday) been cleared by a jury of raping a drunken woman.

Adam Brown, 23, was alleged to raped the woman after she had been sick on a night out and he had taken her back to a friend’s home.

But earlier this week Brown, of Buttershaw Road, Bradford, told the jury he was shocked when the complainant, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, stopped him having sex with her on a makeshift bed on the floor.

Brown, who was employed as a supervisor at the Elland branch of the Bradford-based supermarket chain, said the woman had given a him a “tight cuddle” before he kissed her on the lips, neck and breasts.

The prosecution had alleged that the woman was drunk after sharing three bottles of wine with a friend and consuming a couple of Applesourz shots.