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Alphege Bell secures unanimous acquittal of young defendant in an 11 week Murder and Manslaughter shooting trial.

12/05/2022

The defendant was alleged to be part of a group of 8 men who had been robbed of a Kilo of Cocaine and as an act of reprisal turned up to a location close to HMP Pentonville and discharged 14 shots, in a rapid burst of fire.

This was an extremely challenging case, not least because the defendant was located by CCTV in the alleyway where the shots were fired from.

There were other extensive and complicated issues related to the phone and electronic data matrix across 8 defendants with multiple handsets.

This was an emotionally charged trial burdened with the sensitivity that it occurred close to Her Majesty’s Prison and the young age of the deceased. After an 11 week trial at the Old Bailey the defendant was acquitted of Murder and Manslaughter.

Alphege was instructed by Ben Darabi of Carson Kaye Solicitors.

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