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Chudi Grant Secures Acquittal for Client in Arson Trial at Minshull Street Crown

by Kenworthy's Chambers 27/09/2018

Following a trial at Minshull Street Crown Court, Chudi Grant, instructed by Mayfair Solicitors secured an acquittal for their client charged with Arson.

The defendant was charged with Arson with intent to endanger life, contrary to section 1(2) and (3) of the Criminal Damage Act 1971 and Arson being reckless as to whether life is endangered, contrary to section 1(2) and (3) of the Criminal Damage Act 1971; following an incident of throwing a brick and firework through a living room window.

Several eye-witnesses gave evidence during the trial that the defendant attending a religious ceremony and was not at scene at the time of the firework being thrown, succeeding the four-day trial, the jury found the defendant not guilty and he was acquitted of all charges.