Not Guilty by reason of insanity

16.10.14 | |

David Rhodes today secured for his client AB the relatively rare verdict of 'not guilty by reason of insanity'.


AB stood trial at the Crown Court at Reading charged with a number of offences including unlawful wounding.


The jury heard evidence from three eminent psychiatrists including an Oxford professor of forensic psychiatry.


AB had suffered from bipolar disorder for many years and the jury accepted he was in the grip of an acute psychotic relapse of his condition at the time of events, such that he would not have known the nature and quality of his actions.


AB received a hospital order.

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