The case involved the fatal stabbing of a man in Preston last summer, the attack followed earlier violence at a party attended by the victim and the accused. The client was the only one of 5 defendants acquitted for his part in the murder following a three week trial at Preston Crown Court. The co- defendants were sentenced last week and received either life or very lengthy custodial sentences.
The successful defence for the acquitted client case centred upon the frame by frame dissection of CCTV footage and complex legal submissions concerning joint participation in murder/manslaughter offences.
Further information on the case and co-accused sentences can be found here:
Alex Leach KC and Mark Friend were instructed by Dave Ryan of the Morrison and Associates solicitors.
To further information on Alex Leach KC or Mark Friend please contact the Director of Clerking, David Wright.