AN ABERGAVENNY businessman was today found not guilty of causing grievous bodily harm, and grievous bodily harm with intent to two thieves who took diesel from his yard in Llanfoist.

One of the thieves was left with three broken limbs after the incident in the early hours of March 26 last year.

Andrew Woodhouse, who owns Abergavenny Tyres, admitted to Cardiff Crown Court that he was hitting out “like a madman” with a stick, but said it was in self-defence and he did not mean to cause the injuries.