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Anthony James secures acquittal during kidnapping trial at Woolwich Crown Court


Anthony represented a defendant accused of the attempted kidnap and affray perpetrated by a group of four to five men. Anthony’s client was the only man charged on the basis of recognition evidence of the alleged victim’s family, who were at the scene.

Anthony’s cross-examination of the victim’s father focussed on inconsistencies in his evidence and the fact that the witness was basing his recognition on images seen on social media. Following this, Anthony made submissions to the judge that the case was based on unsupported identification evidence that was now unreliable in light the father’s evidence. The prosecution offered no evidence after these submissions on all counts.

Anthony was instructed by Imran Khan & Partners.


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