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Chris Henley QC and Tom Edwards double success in Blackpool Murder trial

26/11/2020

Chris Henley QC and Tom Edwards concluded a six-week, four-handed murder trial at Preston Crown Court where acting for separate clients where both were acquitted on the main charge of murder. The case involved the fatal stabbing of a local man. The prosecution alleged that Chris’ client led a deliberate, targeted group attack on the victim, and deployed his extensive previous record for possession and use of knives in support of their case. Additionally a cache of knives were recovered from the flat where he had been staying. Nevertheless, the jury rejected the allegation of murder against Chris’client, convicting him instead of the lesser offence of manslaughter. Tom acted as junior for the fourth defendant who was found not guilty of all charges having claimed he only sought to stop the fighting. 
 
Chris was instructed by Vinesh Patel at JSP Law, Tom was instructed by Ben Darabi at Carson Kaye.

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

BCC News

Blackpool Gazette

26/11/2020

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