Ex-Sergeant no longer at Sudbury funeral home

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A FORMER Army sergeant who was cleared of sexual assault charges by a court martial in March is no longer working as a Sudbury undertaker.

Ex-sergeant Ronnie Thom, who lives in Colchester, was suspended by The Hunnaball Family Funeral Group after failing to tell them about charges against him relating to his time as a non-commissioned officer at the Military Corrective Training Centre in Colchester, the country’s only military jail.

The eight-day Army tribunal decided that the 43-year-old, a father-of-three with 22 years of Army service, had not pestered three other wardens for sex between September 2009 and May 2010.

He was, however, found guilty of two separate charges of inappropriate behaviour with a young woman detainee at the jail.

He was subsequently suspended from his Sudbury job, with his employers saying they were shocked by the charges and unaware of them until his court martial.

Polly Hunnaball, the group’s head office manager, said: “Mr Thom no longer works for our company.”

She declined to comment further.