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Acquittal in section 18 stabbing


Alexandra represented one of three defendants charged with violent disorder and causing grievous bodily harm with intent. The allegation related to a fight which erupted outside a restaurant in Southall, culminating in three men chasing the original instigator up the street, two armed with knives, one of whom stabbed the victim.

Alexandra’s client was identified by a local police officer from a CCTV still as one of the three men.  Her client stated at interview that while he was present, he had been misidentified and was not involved.  The officer maintained throughout proceedings that he was “100% certain” it was the defendant.

The defence involved undermining the officer’s direct knowledge of the defendant, and the accuracy of the identification by reference to other stills which showed a marked difference in profile, and moving images from the CCTV and body worn footage of his arrest showing a clear difference in physique and gait. 

Following a seven-day trial at Isleworth Crown Court, Alexandra’s client was acquitted of all counts.

Alexandra was instructed by Jett Arora at Wells Burcombe.

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