Ian Whitehurst secures acquittal for defendant charged with historic sexual offences

March 6, 2020

Ian Whitehurst from Exchange Chambers, instructed by Mike Flynn at Brighouse Wolff, has secured the acquittal of a man charged with historic sexual offences.

The defendant, who had previous convictions for downloading indecent images, faced serious historic sexual allegations from 3 complainants – two of his own children and a family friend. ian whitehurst historic

The case involved complex disclosure from social services and medical records.

After a six day trial, the defendant was unanimously acquitted on the majority of the charges.  The jury was unable to reach a decision on two of the nine charges with the CPS eventually deciding to offer no evidence.

Ian Whitehurst is a member of the criminal department at Exchange Chambers.