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Rachel Pain secures unanimous acquittals on four counts in Crown Court trial


Rachel Pain, one of Mountford’s second six pupils, secured unanimous acquittals for a defendant charged with possession with intent to supply class B drugs, possession of class B drugs, possession of a bladed article and possession of criminal property, following a two-day trial.

The Crown’s case focused upon a large amount of cannabis edibles and cash found in the defendant’s car, along with a knife. The defendant denied knowledge of these items.

A number of inconsistencies in the Crown’s case were exposed through cross-examination of the police officers who searched the car, in particular in relation to the location of the relevant items and what other objects may have been in the vehicle.

The jury returned not guilty verdicts on all counts within an hour.

Rachel was instructed by Amphlett Lissimore Solicitors.


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