Pump Court Chambers

Siân Beaven secures acquittal in s.20 GBH case

News 1st December 2023
Siân Beaven

Siân, instructed by Emily Alexander of Roach Pittis solicitors, secured an acquittal for her client after a 2 day trial. The crown’s case relied entirely on CCTV of the incident. The defendant, who was of good character, accepted punching the complainant who landed and sustained a serious head injury however, he stated he did so acting in defence of himself and others due to the complainant’s aggressive behaviour. The jury returned a unanimous not guilty verdict on one count of s.20 OAPA.

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