Megan Fletcher uses Crown's CCTV to secure acquittal

Megan Fletcher uses Crown's CCTV to secure acquittal

Megan Fletcher, instructed by Stefan Sutherland of Oracle Solicitors  secured an acquittal for her client at the Old Bailey last week.

Her client was charged with a serious affray, in which it was alleged that he involved in a mutual fight with another in the early hours of the morning. Megan made a number of successful legal submissions during the course of the trial.

CCTV of the incident appeared at first blush to show Megan’s client throwing the first punch. Megan’s keen eye for detail came to the fore, and she was able to view the CCTV frame-by-frame, demonstrating that her client’s actions were an instinctive reaction to an imminent threat, as a bottle was thrown in his direction. Megan was therefore able to use the Crown’s own CCTV evidence to the advantage of her client. She put a positive case of self-defence without calling her client, and was able to demonstrate to the jury that CCTV evidence is not always as reliable as the Crown would have them think.  A not guilty verdict followed.