He added: ‘We were going on holiday in three weeks’ time in the campervan. My daughter is home educated and it was a history trip.‘Pieces of stone from the wall were thrown about three metres.
She added: “I still feel shaken – it’s absolutely knocked me for six.” Stringer denied touching her sexually, claiming he kissed her cheek only as he said “goodbye” and had returned with flowers to “make her day”.
The prosecution claimed it was “sexual grooming activity” by a stranger to the woman but the defence maintained the kiss was not sexual.
The woman, now aged 89, said in a videoed police interview played to the jury that she was in “complete shock” after he started talking to her about sex and she alleged he asked about how long a sex life could last.
She said he put his arms around her, kissed her on the side of her mouth and left – but returned half an hour later with a bunch of flowers for her.
We introduced Emily to some super guy’s and she told us that each one of them was ‘lovely’ (her word).
She liked the fact that they were all genuinely hoping to meet a special girl for a loving relationship, ‘unlike most of the men she met at clubs’ she told us.The incidents occurred in Pershore in April and July last year.He was remanded in custody since his arrest in July 2015.Thanking the jury members for their efforts, Recorder Desmond told them it had been a “difficult” case.The court had heard that Stringer called at the woman’s home while he was off-duty on May 23 last year, saying he was searching for a lost stethoscope of sentimental value.Her last introduction was to Ben, a vet who lived near Worcester.