Efstathios was instructed to prosecute in a sexual assault trial in which a juror, a retired long-serving police officer, had brought to the Court’s attention that he would be biased in his findings. The appeal was dismissed by the Vice President of the Court of Appeal, Lord Justice Holroyde, sitting with Mr Justice Morris and HHJ Morris.
The reported case can be found by clicking on the following link R v Hernandez (Jordan)
Efstathios was instructed by the Crown Prosecution Service, Wessex and, latterly, the Appeals and Review Unit.
Brutal rapist Albert Lamb, 44, of no fixed abode, broke in to the home of two teenagers and raped a 17-year-old girl on her mother’s bed. Her younger brother, who heard the ordeal from the room where he was hiding, called the police. After the attack, Lamb was looking for money in the house and saw the brother hiding in his bedroom. He tied up both children before escaping. The Court heard only 12 hours earlier, Lamb and entered the house of another woman, beating her with a metal bar before raping her in her bathroom whilst she bled from her head.
Judge Catherine Tulk, sentencing at Aylesbury Crown Court, described his actions as deliberate and Lamb as a significant risk to members of the public. He will have to serve a minimum of 12 years in jail before being considered for parole.
Brutal sex attacker who tied up teenagers as he carried out two sickening home invasion rapes 12 hours apart in Aylesbury is jailed for life | Bucks Herald
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