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Patrick Williamson Secures Acquittal in Kidnap and Blackmail Trial

by Kenworthy's Chambers 17/04/2019

Patrick Williamson instructed by SKR Legal Solicitors successfully defended his client in an eight-day trial at Wolverhampton Crown Court; the client and co-defendant had allegedly planned to trap the vulnerable complainant, kidnap him and then blackmail him for hundreds of pounds. The prosecution successfully adduced bad character evidence before the jury.

At the conclusion of the trial, the jury acquitted the defendant of kidnap and blackmail.