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Shekyena Marcelle-Brown secures acquittal in GBH trial prior to the close of the prosecution case


The prosecution were left with no choice but to drop the charge of GBH mid-trial as a result of a fearless interjection made by Shekyena.

Shekyena represented a client of good character who was accused of brutally attacking the complainant in a nightclub in 2022, where the complainant sustained numerous head injuries including a deep cut to his face and a broken nose.

The defence case was that the client was mistakenly identified as the perpetrator, whilst the prosecution sought to rely on an independent witness and CCTV evidence.

Following the complainant’s evidence-in-chief, which wholly undermined the prosecution’s case, and in advance of any cross-examination, Shekyena made submissions before half time which led to the prosecution offering no evidence.

As a result, the jury were directed to return a verdict of not guilty and the client maintains his good character.

Shekyena was instructed by Maria Haywood of Wannops LLP.

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