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Reading Crown Court: charges dropped against Thatcham kidnap accused

ALL charges against a man accused of keeping a woman prisoner and subjecting her to repeated assaults have been dropped.

The woman's alleged attacker first appeared at Reading Magistrates’ Court in February, where he denied all the allegations he faced.

In the dock was 23-year-old Kylan Lewis, who used to live in Thatcham and who gave his current address as Yarmouth Crescent, Tottenham, North London,

Mr Lewis was charged with falsely imprisoning Jordain Ross in his Thatcham home and by repeatedly assaulting her while holding her there against her will.

In addition, he was accused of breaching a non molestation order by using violence and by contacting Ms Ross which he was prohibited from doing by the order which was made by the Reading Family Court on February 3 last year.

All the above offences were said to have happened in Thatcham between July 9 and July 12 last year.

At a second hearing at Reading Magistrates' Court in March, the court clerk reminded magistrates that the false imprisonment charge was indictable only, which means it could only be tried by a judge and jury sitting at a crown court.

However, at a crown court hearing this week, the Crown Prosecution Service announced it would offer no evidence and the judge formally dismissed all charges.

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