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Sebastian Winnett secures acquittal for defendant charged with wounding a police officer.


Sebastian Winnett secured an acquittal for a Defendant charged with wounding a police officer following a trial at Isleworth Crown Court.

The Defendant had attended Notting Hill Carnival and was detained by police officers who were attempting to arrest him for a separate offence (for which he was not charged). The Crown’s case was that the Defendant had resisted, forcing the officers to take the Defendant to the ground. The complainant was one of the officers involved in the Defendant’s restraint and suffered a severed artery sustained from broken glass on the ground. The trial involved complex issues in relation to the lawfulness of the restraint, as well as causation.

Sebastian was instructed by Sinead McCaffrey, Amosu Robinshaw Solicitors.


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