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The passenger of a moped driven by the defendant got off and stabbed a 16 year old boy to death. The passenger was convicted of murder, the motive being perceived disrespect by the victim to his killer over love rivalry over a girlfriend.
By chance, events in the street, apart from the stabbing were captured on dash cam footage and other CCTV. The deceased fled to a passing van which was chased by the moped but made it to a local hospital.
Edward’s client, then represented by previous solicitors, repeatedly denied presence in his prepared statements but police contradicted this lying account, having trawled hundreds of hours of CCTV across central London and analysed mobile phones which placed him at the scene. Ultimately, Edward’s client accepted he was the driver of the moped but denied knowledge of the knife his co-accused was carrying or any intent to cause the victim harm.
The client was acquitted of murder and manslaughter.
Edward, leading John Fitzgerald of 6 Pump Court, was instructed by Mr Karamjit Singh of Bark & Co.
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