Mr. S had witnessed a group of men attack the complainant, Mr. R outside a Travelodge and was part of the crowd that had gathered outside the hotel. Drawn to the altercation by a sense of morbid curiosity, Mr. S was witness to the attack – but found himself being placed under arrest for being a part of the group that attacked the complainant, and was charged with attempted grievous bodily harm.
Fearful for his future, Mr. S immediately contacted us to help clear his name. Our defence solicitors immediately launched their own legal investigation to uncover the truth of the matter. After meticulously analyzing all evidence submitted by the police and the prosecution, our criminal defence solicitors conducted their own analysis of the footage of the street, outside the hotel. Following close analysis of the CCTV footage and verification to ensure that the footage was not tampered with, our assault solicitors discovered the proof of our client’s innocence – that the T-shirt submitted into evidence as ‘proof’ by the prosecution was not what our client was wearing, that video proof showed that our client was nowhere near the complainant during the assault, and that no knives were present during the assault, disproving any claims of grievous bodily harm.
The footage also revealed that there were no broken bottles – contrary to the complainant’s statement. Our criminal defence solicitors obtained medical reports of the complainant’s assault-related injuries and discovered that there are no injuries that relate to the ones he described in his statement.
Armed with the facts, our assault solicitors submitted overwhelming evidence to prove that the allegations of grievous bodily harm were patently false, that our client was wrongfully arrested, and that the evidence submitted by the prosecution was irrelevant and entirely wrong. Faced with the truth, the prosecution had no choice but to accept their error, withdraw all evidence and drop all wrongful charges against our client.
It takes one false arrest to upend your entire life – even if the complainant didn’t name you, but you happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. If you or someone you know is in a similar situation, please don’t hesitate to contact us now. We’re here to help defend your rights and protect your interests.
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