Barry McElduff’s client acquitted of samurai sword attempted murder allegation

April 16, 2024

At the conclusion of a 6 day trial at Southampton Crown Court Barry’s 16 year old client was acquitted of attempted murder.

The Defendant had attacked the victim using a samurai sword that had been bought on-line for the Defendant by a member of his family. The victim received multiple blows with the sword including at least one blow that transected three of their ribs, penetrating into their lung.

The issue at trial was whether the Defendant intended to kill the victim or just had the lesser accepted intention of intending to cause really serious harm.

For more about the case please follow the links below:

Daisy Dip stabbing: Teenager not guilty of attempted murder | Daily Echo

Daisy Dip stabbing: Southampton trial told of attempted murder | Daily Echo

Barry was instructed by Michael McGoldrick and Emily Alexander from Roach Pittis Solicitors.