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Acquitted of attempted murder and firearm offences after a two month trial


Stephanie Panchkowry secures not guilty verdicts for attempted murder, wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm, possession of an offensive weapon, conspiracy to possess a firearm and conspiracy to cause grievous bodily harm with intent.

The defendant was alleged, along with others, to plan to kill a rival gang member. The planning was captured on bundles of messages on the days preceding and on the day of the incident. The group
then attended a busy town centre, armed with machetes, to carry out the attack. CCTV captured their movements and part of the attack where the rival was left severely injured. In the days after, the
defendant confessed to his involvement and admitted that he was a gang member.

The defendant was further alleged to conspire with others to possess a firearm and cause someone grievous bodily harm with intent. Hundreds of messages were found discussing firearms and
serious violence.

The defendant was acquitted on all counts after a two month trial. Others had mixed verdicts.

Stephanie was instructed by Jonathan Tyson of Henscott Solicitors.


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