Sarah Jones QC has successfully represented a man arrested over the attempted murder of his first girlfriend following a four day trial at Portsmouth Crown Court. Harry Middleton, 21 of Chichester had been accused of attacking his ex-partner, 21-year-old Louise Brindley, with a 2.5in tomato knife leaving her with six wounds and a cut thumb and finger.
Members of the jury viewed CCTV footage of incident and heard under cross examination how Mr Middleton had been diagnosed and medicated for depression and at that he was ready to take his own life having met with Miss Brindley that day.
A jury cleared Mr Middleton in two hours, returning not guilty verdicts on an attempted murder charge and two alternatives of wounding with intent and wounding. A five-year restraining order was imposed banning the Mr Middleton from contacting Miss Brindley following the acquittal. For further details of the story as reported in the media please click here.