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Ed Vickers QC prosecutes serial child abuser

25. May 2021

RLC member Ed Vickers QC concluded the prosecution of serial child sex abuser Stephen Walker on Tuesday 24th May.

Stephen Walker, a former football coach, was prosecuted by Ed, leading Nicola Merrick of 15 New Bridge Street, over two trials lasting three months between January and March 2021.

He was convicted by unanimous juries of a total of 40 counts of serious sexual offences committed against 14 victims aged between 6 and 18 that took place over a 40 year period between the mid 1960s to 2007.

68 year-old Walker was sentenced at Croydon Crown Court on Tuesday 24 May to 28 years imprisonment together with an extended period of licence.

Ed was instructed by the CPS SE Complex Case Unit.

News Reports here:
[Sky News]
[The Guardian]

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