The owner of a Huntingdon health spa who was accused of drunkenly massaging a male customer’s thighs while wearing a bikini has been cleared of sexual assault following a trial.

It was alleged that Kerry Brocklebank, 43, repeatedly rubbed down the customer despite his objections at Huntingdon Spa and UK Sports Massage on October 11, last year.

Though Brocklebank admitted to Cambridge Crown Court that she had been drinking and was wearing swimwear at the time of the incident, she denied the charge - insisting she only touched the man's calf muscles.

She said she offered to massage the man, who cannot be named for legal reasons, to help "break the ice" because she was sorry he had been left alone while waiting for another masseur to arrive.

Following a five-day trial, which concluded on Monday, Brocklebank, who lives at the property where the spa is located, in Mill Common, was found not guilty by the jury of sexual assault, and was also cleared of an alternative charge of common assault and a charge of perverting the course of justice.