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Murder Acquittal


Following a 4 week trial at the Old Bailey, Alan Kent KC and Stephanie Panchkowry’s client, J.A. was found Not Guilty of Murder, Manslaughter and Violent Disorder.

On 3rd June 2022, J.A. was stabbed in the leg by two masked men. It was thought that Adnan Saleh was involved in the stabbing and it was alleged by the Crown that J.A. set up a revenge attack upon Saleh.

The prosecution case was that, together with his co-defendants, J.A. arranged for Saleh to meet them, whereupon he was attacked by the group, two of whom were armed with knives. All four defendants, and the deceased, were associated together and with the Lisson Green Men gang. Each had convictions for violence, drugs or weapons offences.

J.A. admitted presence at the scene of the murder, which was recorded on CCTV, but he denied arranging the murder or participating in it.

The other 3 defendants were convicted of murder.

Alan and Stephanie were instructed by Riccardo Pagano of Thompson Law.

Alan Kent KC specialises in homicide and has vast experience in gang related cases.

See his lecture on the admissibility of gang evidence in criminal trials here.


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