Hugh French secures unanimous acquittal for vulnerable child

July 21, 2023

Hugh French defended a vulnerable child who had been sent to the Crown Court due to the seriousness of the allegations made against him (GBH with intent and a knife point robbery).

The child had been accused of a robbery of two youths and was said to have stabbed one of the youths during the robbery. The child maintained that he was simply carrying a pen knife and had been forced to act in self-defence.

After a three day trial at Canterbury Crown Court the Jury unanimously acquitted the Defendant within one hour.

Hugh French is regularly instructed in respect of a wide range of allegations of Serious Violence, especially in multi-defendant trials. Read more: [Hugh French Profile]

Hugh French was Instructed by Robert Quinn of Quinn Land Solicitors.