Joe Stone QC secures rape acquittal for Cambridge University undergraduate

25.02.16 | |

Prithvi Sridhar, an undergraduate student at Queens’ College, Cambridge, was accused of raping a fellow student from the university in her halls of residence following a drunken night out in November 2014. He was found not guilty by a jury at Cambridge Crown Court yesterday following a two week trial. The issue in the case was one of consent and also involved witnesses giving evidence by video link from overseas. The high-profile case has featured heavily in the media both in the UK and in India.


The Sridhar family released a press statement following the not guilty verdict:


“Prithvi would like to thank the jury for their careful consideration of the evidence and fair deliberation in this trial; his family and friends who have supported him throughout these difficult times; Queens’ College who have supported him throughout the proceedings and his defence team from MPR Solicitors and Joe Stone QC.”


Joe Stone QC was instructed by MPR solicitors LLP, a boutique specialist criminal defence firm in Serious and Complex Crime.


The Telegraph, Daily Mail and other outlets have followed the case and have reported the verdict.


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