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Two CCTV cameras against a grey wall

Zayd Ahmed secures unanimous acquittal in wounding trial at Snaresbrook Crown Court


Zayd Ahmed was instructed to represent his client who had been charged with grievous bodily harm having caused a fracture to the complainants left eye socket and cheekbone.

The incident was captured on CCTV and confirmed that the defendant had punched and headbutted the complainant.

The prosecutor at the start of the trial commented that that this was the clearest case of retaliation and not lawful self-defence.

However, using video enhancing software, Zayd was able to demonstrate that the complainant was the initial aggressor and persuaded all 12 members of the jury that the defendant had acted in lawful self-defence. After hearing speeches, the jury returned a verdict of not guilty.

Zayd was instructed by Holly Lambert at Stuart Miller Solicitors.

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