A Haverhill man who was accused of sexually assaulting two girls has been cleared of all charges.

Forty-five-year-old Ismail Hasan, who was the manager and chef of Jenny’s Burger Restaurant, stood trial in September last year accused of four counts of sexual assault.

This was in relation to two girls in the restaurant, with one alleging that he touched her bottom. All the offences were alleged to have taken place in 2020.

However, when the case was brought before Judge Emma Peters again at Ipswich Crown Court on Wednesday, the court heard that a jury had returned a not guilty verdict for one of these sexual assaults.

Meanwhile, no evidence had been put forward by the Crown Prosecution Service for the other three.

The matter was therefore brought to a close, with the court hearing that an order is expected to be made in respect of Mr Hasan’s travel costs.