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M5 crash trial: Cleared fireworks boss Geoffrey Counsell "hugely relieved"

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M5 crash trial: Cleared fireworks boss Geoffrey Counsell "hugely relieved"

By Michael Marsh

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    Geoffrey Counsell, 51, cleared of health and safety breach over fireworks display.
  • Judge directs jury to return not guilty verdict.
  • Mr Justice Simon said prosecution case "weighted heavily on hindsight".
  • Seven people died in one of Britain's worst motorway crashes two years ago.
  • Mr Counsell speaks of relief after "appalling experience".

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