Alex Benn recently appeared on behalf of a defendant tried for dwelling burglary in St Albans Crown Court.
Against a prosecution case based on circumstantial evidence, Alex did not call the defendant to give evidence. The issues had involved interpretation of CCTV, the application of accessory liability and joint recent possession of items stolen, and association with a co-defendant who had pleaded guilty to participating in the burglary.
Having heard closing speeches and the trial judge’s summing up, the jury unanimously acquitted the defendant.
Alex was instructed by Ieva Giedraityte and Amelia Mckey of Lloyds PR Solicitors.