Coach cleared of attacking Dagenham family

A FOOTBALL coach accused of breaking a Dagenham mother’s arm and repeatedly smashing her son’s head on a pavement was cleared yesterday. .

Yacine Rabia, 25, a youth trainer with League One side Leyton Orient, was said to have stamped on Anne Marie Shinkwin’s wrist after allegedly knocking her to the ground outside her home in St Mark’s Place last year.

He was also accused of bashing her son Daryl Reilly’s head on paving slabs after he dashed outside in just his pants and vest to protect his mother.

But a jury at Snaresbrook Crown Court took less than 15 minutes to unanimously acquit Rabia following a four-day trial.


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