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Alan Kent QC prosecuted a gang related murder at the Old Bailey

17/06/2021

Since January 2021, Alan Kent QC has been engaged in prosecuting a number of gang members who were jointly accused of murder and attempted murder following a shooting in Queensbury in 2018. The second trial has now concluded and it can be reported that 3 men were convicted of murder and attempted murder and each was sentenced to life imprisonment. The gang leader received a minimum term of 32 years.

The case involved an extensive investigation by the Homicide Command based in Putney into a drive by shooting on 1st May 2018. Hours of CCTV footage was viewed and it became apparent that a moped had been stolen by the gang to be used in the shooting.  131 mobile telephones were investigated, DNA was recovered from a bullet casing and a crash helmet. All the defendants were associated with drug dealing for a gang in Wealdstone. The murder was a well planned ‘ride out’ into another gang territory. Drill lyrics were recovered from two defendants that related to the shooting and that glorified in gang, knife and gun violence.

The victims were not members of the rival gang and were victims of a random shooting.

The two trials lasted for almost 6 months. Alan was instructed by CPS Homicide, Old Bailey.

You can read more about this case in the following articles:-

Evening Standard

Watford Observer

Metropolitan Police

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