Ex- student calls for anonymity intended for sex crime defendants

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A former student has called intended for defendants accused of sexual accidents to be given anonymity right after being acquitted of raping the 22-year-old woman who took the girl own life.

Elgan Varney, 33, offered his condolences towards the household of Keele University student Hannah Stubbs after the CPS provided no evidence against him throughout a hearing at Stoke-on-Trent Overhead Court.

Speaking outside of the court these days, he described carrying the problem of suspicion for almost three yrs following the allegation was made within 2014 as being a ‘horrendous ordeal. ‘

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Miss Stubbs, which was studying physiotherapy, killed their self in August 2015 while law enforcement were investigating her claims towards Mr Varney, who had been studying the particular same subject at the university or college.

The former private school pupil, one of five children brothers and sisters, was found by her moms and dads at their country home six a few months after she claimed to have got been attacked.

Soon after, the girl mother notified family and friends with the heartfelt Facebook message, describing the girl daughter as ‘our beautiful girl’ who died ‘following a long period of time combating depression’.  

She added: ‘We desired to give her the entire world, great God has given the girl heaven. ‘


Elgan Varney has been acquitted of raping Hannah Stubbs, 22, in 2014 after CPS offered no evidence against him


Hannah killed herself in August 2015 while police were investigating her claims against Mr Varney

Elgan Varney has already been acquitted of raping Hannah Stubbs, 22, in 2014 after CPS provided no evidence against him

In the statement read out by their solicitor, Hollie Alcock, Mr Varney questioned the timing of prosecutors’ decision shed the case 4 days before an endeavor was because of to begin.

Parents associated with Hannah Stubbs speak of ‘kind and loving’ daughter

In a statement, Miss Stubbs’ moms and dads, Paul and Mandy Stubbs, which live near Stafford, thanked buddies, family and police for their particular care and support over the particular past 19 months.

‘Our mind-boggling feeling is one of reduction, ‘ they said.

‘And we all don’t want what happened in order to Hannah to define her lifestyle or our memory of the particular kind and loving person that will she was.

‘Hannah had made a decision to study medicine, and afterwards physiotherapy, after hearing a missionary doctor speak at our chapel about the 2010 earthquake within Haiti.

‘She was very great at what she turned the girl hand to, and could have got achieved anything. ‘

Last year, the particular couple who are committed Christian believers, ran the London Marathon within their daughter’s memory, raising £4, 722 for charity International Requirements, which helps people suffering low income and disease across the entire world.  

Mr Varney previously of Newcastle-under-Lyme, stated: ‘This can be not a time of special event for me – quite merely, I ought to never have been billed and put through this terrible ordeal.

‘I will sadly by no means know the exact reasons intended for Hannah’s actions.

‘My anger plus frustration is provided to the law enforcement and the CPS who have got had overwhelming evidence from the particular outset that no crime had been committed. ‘

Mr Varney, whose QC described the aborted prosecution since ‘terribly disturbing and distressing’ intended for all those involved, said he or she had been looking forward in order to the facts from the case arriving out at trial.

Calling intended for a change in the regulation to offer anonymity to those billed with although not convicted of intimate offences, Mr Varney added: ‘I fully think that all sexual accusations should be investigated in the robust, fair and balanced way and offenders should be delivered to justice

‘However, in the current weather it’s far too easy intended for innocent people to be inaccurately accused.

‘Police and CPS plan offers no protection to individuals wrongfully accused and many lifestyles are left in tatters.

‘It is a problem which has in order to be acknowledged and not disregarded for fear of putting authentic victims off reporting. ‘


In a statement read out by his solicitor, Hollie Alcock, Mr Varney questioned the timing of prosecutors' decision to drop the case four days before a trial was due to begin

In the statement read out by their solicitor, Hollie Alcock, Mr Varney questioned the timing of prosecutors’ decision shed the case 4 days before an endeavor was because of to begin

Mr Varney claimed generally there was an ‘awful stigma’ encircling sexual allegations and said the particular impact of having his title in the media associated along with abhorrent allegations, despite being harmless, had been nightmarish.

He ongoing: ‘It impacts future prospects and then you¡¯re never allowed to fully shift forward once the fact that a person have been accused is one particular click away on Google. ‘

The CPS said the case got been kept under regular evaluation and prosecutors were no more pleased that there was a reasonable prospect of conviction.


Mr Varney added that he will 'never know the exact reasons for Hannah's actions'

Mr Varney added that he will ‘never know the exact reasons intended for Hannah’s actions’

Prosecutors have met along with the family of the complainant to describe the reasons for the particular decision, a CPS spokesman stated.  

Defence counsel Ann Cotcher QC told the court Mr Varney had been ‘removed from their attempts at education’ at Keele because of the proceedings towards him.

‘This is an claims that dates back to 2014, ‘ Ms Cotcher told the short hearing.

‘The defendant was evaluated, as was your complainant, in Mar 2015, almost exactly two yrs ago. ‘

A spokesman for the particular university said: ‘Based on this outcome, we will be within conversation with Mr Varney more than the coming weeks.

‘As can be standard practice, any such debate will be confidential between your university or college and the student. ‘

Detective Superintendent Tim Martin, of Staffordshire Law enforcement, said: ‘Each and every situation differs and in this example, information as well as the evidence gathered had been submitted towards the CPS who sanctioned charges to become brought.

‘Our concern at this stage may be the well being of the family involved within this tragic case and our own thoughts remain with them on this difficult time. ‘ 

Before heading into higher education, Miss Stubbs have

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