Ian Whitehurst secures acquittal for man originally charged with section 18 wounding

May 24, 2018

Ian Whitehurst from Exchange Chambers has secured the acquittal of a man originally charged with committing a section 18 GBH, wounding upon a serving police officer.

The case concerned the allegation that the defendant unlawfully assaulted the police officer whilst he was executing an arrest upon him.

The defence case was that the officer had unlawfully assaulted him whilst carrying out the arrest and that the defendant simply acted in self-defence and struck out once to the officer’s face to prevent further blows being inflicted upon him.

The defendant was found not guilty of inflicting GBH upon the officer by a jury at Liverpool Crown Court.

Ian Whitehurst was instructed by Mark Davies at Sonn Macmillan Walker.

Ian is a criminal and regulatory barrister with 24 years of experience at the criminal bar. He is recognised as a leading individual in the fields of crime and financial crime in Chambers and Partners and The Legal 500. He has extensive experience of defending all types of serious crime including homicide and serious sexual offences. He also prosecutes and defends serious organised crime such as gang related homicide, large scale drugs and firearms conspiracies, corruption cases and armed robberies.

He is a member of the criminal team at Exchange Chambers.