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Alphege Bell secures unanimous acquittal in respect of a trial for: Conspiracy to Murder, Attempted Murder, possession of firearms with intent to endanger life, possession of an altered firearm without a certificate


The charges also included possession of ammunition without a certificate, and other offences of serious violence.

The case alleged a sophisticated gang attempt to shoot and kill a perosn waiting in a vehicle on a busy South London Street. The case was complicated by the fact that one of the alleged attackers accidentally shot himself dead at the scene. The defence required a difficult forensic challenge to the DNA recovered from one of the firearms.

After a four week trial at Woolwich Crown Court the defendant was aquitted of all charges.

Alphege was instructed as Junior Counsel by Taiann Fadayomi of Banks and Partners Solicitors.


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