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M3 6AJ

William Donnelly

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Reported Cases

    • R v Otoo & Others (Operation Rosebud) : Successful prosecution of over 40 defendants and over 200 offences of Class A Drugs Supply, Robbery and Burglary from pre-charge to conviction at the Crown Court. Operation Rosebud was a major covert intelligence-led and targeted operation across South Manchester. Awarded Chief Superintendent's Commendation.
    • R v Webb & Others (Operation Waddington)
    • R v McNulty & Others (Operation Ore)
    • R v Miah : Successful prosecution for offences of possession of ammunition
    • R v Waheed & Others : Successful prosecution of robbery based upon expert evidence on the impact of a single blood spot
    • R v McNulty & Others : Successful prosecution of, amongst others, a Police Officer for making and possessing images of child internet abuse. This involved international evidence gathering and cross-border enforcement
    • R v Cristiano Ronaldo : Speeding/failing to conform to a traffic signal. Represented by notable solicitors, convicted.
    • R v Roque Santa Cruz : Section 172 Notice/speeding, convicted


    • Member of National CPS/Police Working Group on prosecution of child internet abuse, co-ordination of evidence gathering and expert evidence.
    • Former National Trainer for CPS on Road Traffic Law