Jeremy Benson QC and Dan Taylor successfully prosecute for murder

March 10, 2022

Jeremy Benson QC and Dan Taylor successfully prosecuted Dane Messam for murder. He was convicted of murdering his partner, Helen Anderson, from Hackney, following a four-week trial at Guildford Crown Court.

In August 2021, Ms. Anderson’s body was found on a layby of the A3 in Guildford, Surrey, wrapped in sheeting. She had acid poured on her body and had been strangled with the chord from her dressing gown. Thereafter, a lengthy and high-profile police investigation followed, during which thousands of hours of CCTV footage was considered to trace the defendant’s movements leading up to Ms Anderson’s death.

Sentence has been adjourned to April 2022.

Jeremy Benson QC and Dan Taylor were instructed by Rebecca Millardship of the Crown Prosecution Service.

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