The chief executive of a theme park in North Yorkshire, who was accused of attacking a ticket tout, has had his case thrown out of court. Gordon Gibb walked free from Scarborough Magistrates this morning after witnesses failed to turn up. Here's James Webster.
The trial of Flamingo Land boss Gordon Gibb, who was charged with assault, has been dismissed. The 36 year old Chief Executive left Scarborough a free man, after the man who accused him of assault last August failed to turn up.
The defence for Flamingo Land boss Gordon Gibb told magistrates this was not a one off and involved a "gang of ticket touts" who travelled from theme park to theme park. It was alleged they had set up shop in Flamingo Land's can park selling two for one vouchers which have no monetary value.
When Mr Gibb began walking one of them off the site, the court was told the man became veryaggressive and shoulder barged Mr Gibb before making a phone call saying "You'll get it now".