Successful defence for client charged with murder at Croydon crown court


Mark Bowen and Arlene Mansoor represented Daniel Hyde who had been caught up in an incident involving a number of people after his family home was attacked by two armed men shortly before Christmas last year. During the altercation one of the men who was involved in the attack sadly died as a result of injuries sustained during the incident. On the eve of the trial the prosecution concluded that it was not able disprove self defence in respect of the fatal injury and amended the indictment to allege attempted murder, wounding with intent and possession of an offensive weapon.  After a seven week trial our client was acquitted of attempted murder and wounding with intent and received a sentence of 9 months imprisonment after being convicted of possession of an offensive weapon. Bernard Tetlow QC and Shahida Begum of Garden Court Chambers were the advocates instructed on behalf of our client.

This acquittal follows a pattern of successful outcomes for our clients in murder cases stretching back two decades. For more information on our work in this area please contact Mark Bowen.