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Teenager represented by Alan Kent KC cleared of Manslaughter.

21/10/2022

A 17 year old who was represented by Alan Kent KC has been cleared of Manslaughter at Maidstone Crown Court following legal submissions at the start of the trial.

Alan represented the youngest of 4 defendants who were jointly accused of Manslaughter. Alan’s client was 16 years old when he was charged.

The four teenagers were alleged to have chased a man who jumped over a fence to escape. He subsequently fell 70 feet into a disused quarry which was on the other side of the fence.

The issue was causation. Following legal argument, which involved a careful analysis of the facts and the law, the trial judge ruled that there was insufficient evidence to enable the Prosecution to proceed further.

Alan was instructed by Karamjit Singh of Bark and Co.

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