Bournemouth – David Martin Burridge – UPDATE: Not Guilty!

Bournemouth Crown County Courts
Bournemouth Daily Echo: 01:10 Monday 16 March 2015 in News

A JEHOVAH’S Witness has been found not guilty of five indecent assaults.

David Burridge, also known as Martin, was alleged to have committed four offences against a young girl between 1975 and 1983 and one against a male child between 1999 and 2001.

He had strongly denied the charges against him, and at the conclusion of a trial at Bournemouth Crown Court this week was found unanimously not guilty on all counts.

When questioned about the allegations made by the female, Mr Burridge, 62, of Station Road in Alderholt, said: “That is a lie.”

Link to newspaper report on verdict: LINK

Editors note: The Bournemouth Daily Echo calls Martin Burridge a Jehovah’s Witness. He was a Jehovah’s Witness at the time of the alleged offences. He has notified JWR that he has not been associated with Jehovah’s Witnesses for 15 years.

Link to Original Newspaper Report:

Bournemouth Daily Echo – Man accused of indecently assaulting a young girl, said he was giving her “special cuddle” court told Link

Other recent case in Bournemouth – Barry Furlong 5 years for indecent assault Link


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"Susannah," JWReport's News and Opinion Editor, is very familiar with the Watchtower Society and its leaders past and present. An experienced editor and writer, she was born and raised in the UK where she was an active Jehovah's Witness until she was 28. She now lives and works in southern Europe.


Bournemouth – David Martin Burridge – UPDATE: Not Guilty! — 3 Comments

  1. David Martin Burridge AKA Martin David was found not guilty by all 12 Jurors at Bournemouth Crown Court and was aquited of all charges after the jury deliberated for 1 hour and 40 minutes. He retains his unblemished impeccable character.

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