Tasmin Malcolm, instructed by Keima Payton of Payton’s Solicitors and led by Graeme Wilson, secured unanimous not guilty verdicts in relation to two counts of attempted murder before Leicester Crown Court.
The case concerned a ‘hit and run’ which took place on the Eyres Monsell estate of Leicester in November 2017. One complainant was struck when a BMW X5 mounted the curb, whilst the other jumped out of the vehicle’s path and avoided any impact. The person who was hit sustained catastrophic injuries but remarkably survived. The trial, which was heard between February and May of this year, heard from a number of expert witnesses on cell site, facial mapping and collision reconstruction. The Defendant denied being the driver of the vehicle and attacked the integrity of the investigation by Leicestershire police.
The Indictment included counts of causing grievous bodily harm with intent (s.18 OAPA) and attempting to cause grievous bodily harm with intent, in the alternative to attempted murder. The Defendant was also accused on conspiracy to pervert the course of justice in relation to contact with witnesses, which he was convicted of and received a custodial sentence of 3 years imprisonment. The Defendant also fell to be sentenced for other offences relating to use of mobile phones in prison.
After a trial which spanned over 11 weeks, the jury returned their unanimous verdicts in under four hours of deliberation.
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