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Joseph Sinclair succeeds in modern slavery defence for youth client charged with Class A county lines offences.


YZ was charged with being concerned in the supply of crack cocaine in the running of a drugs line. The Crown relied on, among other things, his presence in a drill video in an attempt to rebut the modern slavery defence. Joseph successfully resisted a bad character application concerning YZ’s alleged involvement in a gang-related revenge ride-out, where a shotgun had been fired at rival gang-members at several locations. Officers were cross-examined on the typology of county lines exploitation which was found to be consistent with YZ’s account. He was acquitted in the Youth Court by a District Judge following a four-day trial.

Joseph was instructed by Clint Ambrose and Shevani Manjdadria of Cambrose Solicitors


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