Rabah Kherbane secures unanimous acquittal of vulnerable client on Class A drug trafficking charges

Represented by Rabah Kherbane, MM, an asylum seeker and previous victim of trafficking, was acquitted by a jury on the second week of his trial at Woolwich Crown Court.

MM faced charges of supplying Class A drugs, dating back to February 2019 when he experienced a period of homelessness.

Rabah’s submissions in Court led to the disclosure of vital police intelligence, withheld until the trial, which corroborated MM’s account given at police interview.

During the course of the trial, Rabah exposed endemic investigative and disclosure failures before the jury.

The jury returned unanimous verdicts of Not Guilty on all counts in under 50 minutes.

Rabah Kherbane was instructed by Hester Cavaciuti at Bindmans LLP.