Man cleared of killing tourist

A man from Essex who's been cleared of drowning a fellow passenger on a booze cruise in Tenerife nearly 17 years ago says he's now trying to rebuild his life.

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'I was trying to save his life' - man cleared of killing tourist

A man from Essex who's been cleared of drowning a fellow passenger on a booze cruise in Tenerife nearly 17-years-ago says he's now trying to rebuild his life.

Darren Sapstead, from South Woodham Ferrers, was accused of pushing Garry Walton from Ireland overboard in 1996.

In his first TV interview he says he actually tried to save Mr Walton's life. Click below to watch a report by ITV News Anglia's Serena Sandhu:

Man cleared of killing tourist speaks out

A man from Essex who's been cleared of drowning a fellow passenger on a booze cruise in Tenerife nearly 17 years ago has been telling ITV News Anglia about how it's affected his life.

Darren Sapstead, from South Woodham Ferrers, was accused of pushing Garry Walton from Ireland overboard. The case was originally treated as an accident but in 2005 Mr Sapstead was extradited to Spain.

Mr Sapstead was extradited in 2005 and spent 8 months in jail in Spain before returning home on bail. Last week he was acquitted by a jury.

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