|Rory Green, a friend of Andrew who was preaching alongside him at the time, gave evidence that the two men shouted abusive comments at Andrew.
Andrew continued to preach from Scripture.
The two men left, but approximately 15 minutes later a woman, who said she was the mother of one of the men, approached Andrew, and accused him of abusing her son and his partner. One of the men then returned and called the police.
The two men claimed that Andrew verbally abused them and directed several lewd comments at them, all of which Andrew denied.
But Andrew was charged under the Public Order Act 1986, “with intent to cause harassment, alarm or distress used threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour.”
Supported by the Christian Legal Centre, Andrew was found not guilty at Nottingham Magistrates’ Court last week. The court also ordered the repayment of his legal fees.
Andrew was represented in court by Christian Legal Centre allied solicitor, Michael Phillips.