A BRADFORD man has been cleared of disclosing an indecent image of his former partner online.
Robert Reynolds, 26, was accused of using a topless picture of her as his profile picture on his WhatsApp account.
She spotted the image during an argument between the two over mobile phone messaging service WhatsApp on December 10 last year.
But Reynolds denied he had a WhatsApp account and claimed the picture could not have been posted via his mobile phone. He said a mobile phone number read out in court was not his.
Reynolds, of Thornroyd Drive, Holme Wood, was also found not guilty of two other charges. These were leaving a threatening message on her mobile phone, and sending her an offensive, indecent, obscene or menacing message through a public electronic communications network.
It had been alleged that Reynolds left a voicemail message, sent from a withheld mobile phone number, claiming he was going to “F****** kick her straight in the face”, Bradford and Keighley Magistrates’ Court heard yesterday.
The incidents were alleged to have taken place on December 10 and 13 last year.
Chair of the Magistrates, Brian Outlaw told Reynolds: “We have heard from a woman who was honest and credible, but there is nothing to verify the communication to the telephone was from you.
“There is nothing to identify that voice is yours that we listened to.”
A submission to the court from Saf Salam, defending, said there was no independent verification to determine that the mobile phone number which was used to leave the voicemail came from Reynolds himself.