Steven Crossley in successful defence

November 7, 2016

Steven Crossley from Exchange Chambers successfully represented PC James Ellerton, of Merseyside Police, in his trial for Dangerous Driving at Liverpool Crown Court.

PC Ellerton struck a scrambler motorcycle being ridden by Devere Ogungboro with his police vehicle. Mr Ogungboro had been riding the scrambler bike dangerously in populated areas of Liverpool City Centre and, in order to prevent his return to the city centre and to protect members of the public from injury, PC Ellerton deliberately made contact with Mr Ogungboro’s motorcycle. PC Ellerton was subsequently charged with an offence of Dangerous driving himself and last week acquitted after trial.

The case attracted national press interest.

Steven Crossley is a leading member of Chambers’ police law and disciplinary team.