Benjamin Myers QC secures Not Guilty verdict in attempted murder trial

March 22, 2021

Benjamin Myers QC from Exchange Chambers represented SS who was tried for the attempted murder of a man beaten about the face with a claw hammer.  The attack was linked to county lines drug dealing.

The prosecution alleged that at least twelve blows were delivered to the victim’s face as he lay semi-conscious, causing massive facial injuries and leaving the victim blind and with lasting brain injuries.

The case against SS involved evidence of multiple confessions, forensic analysis of blood staining and DNA, and a hostile co-defendant. After a trial of three weeks at the Crown Court at Chester, the jury found SS not guilty. The co-defendant was convicted of attempted murder.

Ben led Mark Connor of St John’s Buildings, Chester, and he was instructed by Lisa Burrows of Hermans Solicitors, Macclesfield.