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Vanessa Reid secures double acquittal in alleged assault involving American Bully XL


Vanessa Reid secured a double acquittal for a client who was charged with assault and ABH in a case involving a dispute over an American Bully XL dog.

The controversial breed has made headlines recently as politicians threaten a ban after recent attacks. Many American Bully XL owners, however, have sought to persuade the public that these dogs can be peaceful and loving companions in most cases, and that a ban on the breed would paint with too broad a brush.

The defendant in this case is a man of good character and the proud owner of four American Bully XL dogs. He was charged with assaulting two people and injuring one of them in a dispute over one of the dogs. He steadfastly maintained his innocence throughout. After a multi-day trial involving four witnesses and multi-media evidence, the defendant was acquitted of all charges by a jury at Woolwich Crown Court.

Vanessa was instructed by Pratik Patel, Imran Khan & Partners.



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