Hackney Police officer shooting: Not Guilty verdicts

26.04.16 | |

A man charged with attempted murder and possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life, after the shooting of a Police officer, has been acquitted by an Old Bailey jury.


Tyrone Henry was alleged to have shot the officer at the culmination of a police chase through the streets of Hackney. He fled an armed police raid on his home address pursued by both Trident and armed SCO19 officers. The Crown initially alleged that Henry had attempted to kill the officer, deliberately shooting him with the 9mm pistol that he was carrying.


The Defendant maintained that he had taken possession of the pistol, which had been used in a shooting the previous evening, in order to prevent the escalation of a feud between associates of his. When tackled by the officers he dropped the firearm, which then inadvertently discharged having either come into contact with the ground or been kicked by an officer.


The Prosecution offered no evidence in respect of the Attempted Murder on the first day of trial. The jury acquitted the Defendant of intent to endanger life after six hours of deliberations.


Represented by Piers Marquis and James Scobie QC. Instructed by Sasha Sidhu (SVS solicitors). 


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