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Jury finds man not guilty of stealing a car and arson

A JURY has taken less than two hours to find a man not guilty of stealing a car and torching it.

Curtis William Gibson, 20, faced trial this week in Ipswich District Court after being charged last year with unlawful use of a motor vehicle and arson.

He pleaded not guilty to the offences.

The jury was not satisfied the Crown had proved its case against Mr Gibson who it claimed was responsible for the offences.

The court heard during the two-day trial the offences occurred on May 23, 2014 at Redbank and Gailes between 3pm and 4.30pm.

Jurors heard a person, who the Crown claimed was Mr Gibson, stole a set of keys from a man in a pub, took it on a joyride, crashed it then torched it at Galies.

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