Jan 4, 2017

GBH with Intent

R v B [2013] Snaresbrook Crown Court - The defendant was charged with ‘GBH with intent’ following a particularly gruesome attack by family members on him. Following a lengthy period in hospital and upon release he was charged with the attack on his nearest family contact and maintained that the allegation was spurred on not by the alleged assault but rather by both alcoholic siblings seeking revenge and a deep family rift. The victim in the case alleging the sustained injuries could have only been caused by the defendant in an alcohol induced rage. Following successful legal arguments in respect of the toxicology results as well as secondary medical findings and sub graphic reports, instructed by the defence, an application to dismiss the case at the half way point was made and accepted by the Court leading to the defendant’s successful acquittal.

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