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Rachel Pain secures acquittals in robbery and handling stolen goods trial at Southwark Crown Court


Rachel represented a Defendant charged with robbery and handling stolen goods at Southwark Crown Court.

The Defendant was alleged to have stolen and handled watches valued up to £200,000. A large quantity of photographs of watches, including the watches in question, were located on the Defendant’s phone.

The origin of some of the images was disputed and insufficiencies in respect of the image data were exposed in cross examination.

Rachel made a successful half time submission in respect of the robbery allegation on the basis of insufficient identification evidence.

The jury returned not guilty verdicts on the remaining two counts of handling stolen goods.

Rachel was instructed by Steve Carter of GT Stewart Solicitors.


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