The charge against Phil Dowson of Worcester Warriors for striking with his elbow, contrary to law 10.4(a), was heard in Coventry this evening (Wednesday).
Following a review of the incident which occurred in the first half of the Aviva Premiership match between Worcester and Northampton Saints on Saturday, the disciplinary panel determined that the charge should be dismissed.
Dowson is now free to play again with immediate effect.
The RFU disciplinary panel comprised of William Harbage QC (chairman), Matt Bayliss and Alex Nock.
Full judgement and footage of the incident will be available on this link in the next few days: http://www.englandrugby.com/governance/discipline/judgments-document-search