John Jones KC defends in multi-handed murder trial

February 13, 2023

John Jones KC from Exchange Chambers, leading Ian Harris, has represented one of the defendants in a multi-handed murder trial at Liverpool Crown Court.

18-year-old Michael Toohey was kicked and stamped to death in an internet café just off London Road, Liverpool in the early evening of 16 April 2022. The alleged motive for the attack was said to be set against a drugs turf war.

He was taken to the Royal Liverpool University Hospital but at 6.46pm he was pronounced dead. A post-mortem revealed that he died from numerous blows to his head and neck.

Cell siting and CCTV was used to place some of the defendants at the scene while issues of participation, self-defence and joint enterprise all arose during the trial.

John Jones KC and Ian Harris were instructed by Ed Jones at Cobleys.