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Michael Lee cleared of sex and assault charges after trial

Former world speedway champion Michael Lee has been found not guilty of several sex attacks following a trial at Ipswich Crown Court.

The ex-King's Lynn rider was accused of rape and assault in December 2012 and two further sexual assaults in December 2011.

The case has again raised the issue of whether suspects in sex cases should have their identities protected unless they are convicted.

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First verdict in Michael Lee trial

Michael Lee working on a speedway bike
Michael Lee working on a speedway bike Credit: ITV News Anglia

Former world speedway champion Michael Lee has been found not guilty of one charge of indecent assault at Ipswich Crown Court.

The jury has yet to return verdicts on three other charges, of rape, assault and a further indecent assault. The ex-King's Lynn rider denies all the charges.

Former speedway world champion to stand trial

Former world speedway champion Michael Lee is to stand trial after pleading not guilty to two allegations of rape.

Former King's Lynn rider Lee, 55, appeared at Ipswich Crown Court where he also denied two other sex offences and an assault.

The two charges of rape are alleged to have taken place between January 1, 2008 and December 1, 2008 and on December 28, 2012.

Lee, of Freckenham Road, Worlington, Suffolk also denied an assault causing actual bodily harm on December 28, 20012, said to have involved the same woman.

Lee, who co-promotes Mildenhall Fen Tigers, pleaded not guilty to two charges of sexual assault, said to have taken place between October 1, 2011 and December 31, 2011 involving a second woman.

Neither of the women who made the allegations against Lee can be named forlegal reasons.

  • The trial is scheduled for April 28.

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