Acquitted of ABH: jury took four minutes

15.02.13 | |

VG, defended by Abigail Bright, instructed by Tim Walker, senior partner at Sonn Macmillan Walker, was acquitted of having caused actual bodily harm (ABH) at the Inner London Crown Court. The gist of the allegation was that the defendant had launched an unprovoked and sustained attack on the complainant, allegedly in connection with an outstanding sum of money owed by the complainant to the defendant.


The jury took four minutes to reach their verdict of 'Not guilty', on 14th February 2013.


The defendant was arrested at the scene of the alleged assault, and was allegedly dragged away from the complainant by two other persons at the scene. She gave a 'no comment' interview. No positive case could be put at trial that someone other than the defendant had caused the injuries. Unchallenged evidence was given by a police officer who attended at the scene of the alleged assault - within minutes - that the complainant's extensive cuts and facial injuries - including two dislodged teeth - were fresh. The series of alleged assaults included repeated punching to the head and body, kicks to the complainant while she was on the floor, and hitting the complainant's head against a sink.

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