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Case dismissed at half time


Rebecca acted for a 37 year man who was charged with 3 counts of rape. At a pre trial hearing one of the counts was dismissed following a legal argument regarding the sufficiency of the evidence served, which included submissions regarding hearsay and cross admissibility.

A trial began last Monday in relation to the remaining counts. At the conclusion of the Prosecution case, a submission of no case to answer was made based on the quality of the evidence adduced by the Prosecution and an analysis of a number of authorities. After careful consideration, the Judge agreed with the submission and directed the jury to acquit on both counts.

The defendant was released from prison, having been held on remand since last September.

Rebecca was instructed by Rod Hayler, Old Bailey Solicitors.


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