THREE men charged with robbing an elderly couple have been cleared.
The Crown Prosecution Service has reviewed the evidence against them and has decided to drop the charges.
A couple in their 80s, who suffer from ill-health, ended up in hospital after the incident in Buckley, in December.
Jamie John Morgan, 26, of Mold Road, Connah’s Quay; his brother Richard Thomas Morgan, 22, of St Ebenezer’s, Whitford Street, Holywell, and Michael Davies Griffiths, 31, The Croft, Aston, Queensferry, were charged by police but denied any involvement in the incident.
They were originally bailed by magistrates and were then rebailed at a preliminary hearing at the crown court.
All three indicated not guilty pleas and a trial was due to be held.
They were charged with jointly robbing Leslie Paul Langford, 80, and his wife Winifred Langford, 87, at their home in Buckley.
Jamie John Morgan was further charged with assaulting Mr Langford, occasioning him actual bodily harm, after the prosecution said he suffered a fractured hip.
Mrs Langford suffered bruising to her wrists.
But Gary Harvey, defending, said he had received a discontinuance notice from the CPS in respect of all three defendants.
Mr Harvey said he welcomed the CPS decision.
“My clients vigorously denied any involvement in the robbery and were prepared to fight their case at trial.
“I welcome the fact the CPS has reviewed the evidence and has decided to take this matter no further,” he said.