A Black Country mechanic accused of taking part in a £350,000 plot to steal property from a Ministry of Defence base has been cleared at the end of a month-long trial.
Jurors at Stafford Crown Court took 18 hours to acquit Glynn Barrows, aged 49, of Mayfair Gardens, Tipton. He denied conspiring with two other men to steal property between 2000 and 2002.
After the trial, Mr Barrows said: "This has been going on for three-and-a-half years. I was always told I was innocent and I think everyone agreed and now this is the outcome."
Graham Pengelly, (43), of Broadstone, Dorset, and Harold Lee, (57), formerly of Telford, and now of Lancashire, were convicted of conspiracy to steal from the base at Donnington, Telford.
Pengelly was convicted of two charges of giving £1,400 in bribes to Lee, who was found guilty of accepting the money.
Lee and Pengelly will be sentenced next month.