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Not guilty of multiple stabbings

By Lorena Lowen  |  25.02.2017

Our client faced allegations of wounding with intent and perverting the course of justice. It was alleged that he and one other (never traced) stabbed the victim nine times. The victim was seriously injured and was lucky to survive the attack. He named our client as being one of his attackers.

Our client denied any involvement in the assault.  We traced the alibi witnesses who gave evidence at trial that our client was with them at the time of the attack.  We put forward that the victim was lying about our client’s involvement due to his involvement in the sale of drugs.

Our client was also accused of perverting the course of justice. It was said that he threatened the victim in the months following the attack.  We secured CCTV footage from a hospital and spent over 36 hours painstakingly viewing the footage. The footage was relied upon at trial to show that our client was at the hospital at the time of one of the alleged threats .  We also obtained extensive material from the prosecution in relation to the victim’s medical history and mental health which allowed us to suggest that the vctim was not a credible witness.

The jury returned verdicts of not guilty to both offences after just 25 minutes of deliberation.  Lorena Lowen was the solicitor with conduct of the case.  Katy Thorne of Doughty Street Chambers represented the Defendant at Trial.

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