Josh Scouller’s client was acquitted of assault occasioning actual bodily harm, possessing two knives and criminal damage. The Crown offered no evidence in respect of an imitation firearm offence.
The allegation was that in the course of a dispute the client had assaulted his girlfriend in her car, punching her repeatedly to the face causing a broken nose amongst other injuries. Additionally, it was alleged that he had damaged items in his girlfriend’s flat and threatened her with two kitchen knives. The alleged assault was partially witnessed by an independent witness who largely supported the Crown case.
The jury unanimously acquitted the defendant after a three day trial.
Josh was instructed by Cheryl Fleming of Macauley Smith & Co.