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Rachel Pain makes successful submission of no case to answer in ‘baby shaking’ case.


Rachel Pain secured acquittal of a client alleged to have shaken their baby, following a successful submission of no case to answer.

The defendant was charged with assault by beating, having been observed allegedly shaking her baby whilst dressing them. The defendant denied the allegation and maintained that she had simply been attempting to put clothing on the baby.

At the close of the prosecution case it was submitted that the prosecution witness’s evidence was consistent with the defendant’s account, and the force could not properly be found to have been unlawful. The Crown maintained the evidence still amounted to an inappropriate use of force.

The Judge agreed the case should be dismissed and acquitted the defendant.

Rachel was instructed by Ilse Gifford of Clifton Solicitors & Advocates.


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