Alexandra Sutton has secured an acquittal for her client in a section 18 GBH trial

January 16, 2023

The Crown prosecuted two defendants who were accused of attacking the complainant in his home. Alexandra Sutton‘s client was not alleged to have inflicted any physical harm during the assault – the Crown’s case was one of joint enterprise. Relying upon on the case of R v Jogee [2016] UKSC 8, Alexandra successfully argued that the Crown’s case was insufficient, and that accordingly there was no case to answer. Her client’s case was withdrawn from the jury and verdicts of not guilty returned in respect of the section 18 and the alternative section 20 offence.

Alexandra was instructed by Stephen Arthur of ABR Solicitors.