Our client was charged with possession of a prohibited firearm after the police recovered a Skorpion sub-machine gun and hand gun.
We made a submission of no case to answer at the midway point of the trial at Inner London Crown Court where the case was being heard.
Our submissions were successful and the charge against our client was dismissed.
This matter related to the murder of a 35 year old man in 2017. Several people were charged with the murder and one of the defendant’s turned Queen’s evidence, admitting responsibility for the killing and providing the Crown with evidence against our client. At that time, our client had not been charged with the murder.
The informant stated that the murder was carried out under the instruction of our client. He also gave evidence of other offences which he carried out with our client, which formed other counts on the indictment. Our client pleaded guilty to conspiring with others to supply Class A drugs, heroin, and crack cocaine. He denied his involvement in any other offences.
Following a three week trial, our client was acquitted on all counts considered at trial; murder, robbery, possession of a prohibited firearm and s18 GBH.