In June of this year in West London, a young man was attacked and stabbed by a group of young men after a fight broke out. It is alleged that during this fight a stabbing took place. According to reports, the young man is fighting for his life after being severely injured.
Almost a week later our client, Mr M, was arrested by the police and charged with Attempted Murder, Grievous Bodily Harm and Violent Disorder.
Police, and the prosecution, claimed that Mr M was a part of a group of 8 men that participated in the violent attack of the young man in Paddington, West London.
According to the police, our client was arrested along with the other 7 men implicated in this near-fatal attack due to suspicions that they were members of a gang that had planned and carried out this attack.
The police made further claims that our client was visible on the CCTV footage of the alleged attack. But even so with this assertion, the individual that was said to be our client Mr M was present in the area the attack took place, but he was not associated with the attack.
Our client was remanded in custody following his arrest and further hearings at Westminster Magistrates Court.
From the outset, our client instructed his Stuart Miller Solicitors that he was not a part of a gang, and he was not present when the young man in question was near fatally attacked.
Our expert criminal defence solicitors who oversaw our client Mr M’s case made an application for dismissal to the court at the Old Bailey or, alternatively, the Central Criminal Court.
Our client’s criminal defence lawyers argued that the police and prosecution’s claim that our client was affiliated with a gang is unsubstantiated and unsupported by any evidence.
As a result of the evidence gathered by the Stuart Miller defence team, the court was able to see that our client Mr M was of good character. Mr M had previously worked for the NHS and had never been before a court before.
This application was heard for two days and was ultimately upheld at the Old Bailey. This resulted in our client’s charges of one count of attempted murder, one count of grievous bodily harm and one count of violent disorder being rightfully dismissed.
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