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Zayd Ahmed successful at Snaresbrook Crown Court where defendant indicted with arson with intent to endanger life.


Zayd Ahmed was able to secure the acquittal of his client who was charged with arson with intent to endanger life.

The Crowns case was based on a fire report which confirmed a deliberate fire, a reported confession from the defendant overheard by a resident and bad character evidence.

On the day of trial, after excluding bad character and making representations on the weakness of the fire report and the Crowns crime scene examiner, Zayd was able to demonstrate that the evidence would not prove that the defendant had an intention to endanger life.

Having made representations in court, the Crown confirmed they will not be proceeding with the arson with intent charge, the defendant having already pleaded to the lesser offence.

Zayd was instructed by Advicewise solicitors.

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