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‘Schizophrenic’ with knife charged at Horse Guards Parade police officers – Suki Dhadda prosecutes

Prashanth Kandhaiah, is accused of confronting two Ministry of Defence police officers in April 2022.  He allegedly tried to stab one of the officers, before being tasered and restrained.  The defendant, who takes medication for schizophrenia, was remanded in custody and his trial is set for 17th October 2022 at Southwark Crown Court.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10730981/Alleged-knifeman-accused-charging-police-officers-Horse-Guards-Parade-appear-court.html

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-61146992

Suki Dhadda and Paul Cavin QC secure conviction in high-profile murder case

Patrick Anzy was shot three times with a MAC11 machine gun at Gillett Square in Dalston, and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Suki Dhadda, led by Paul Cavin QC, prosecuted.  Following a trial lasting 8 weeks at Southwark Crown Court, Jermaine Jackson was convicted of his murder, and possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life.  Oshane Hartley was convicted of possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life, and Mohamed Abrar was convicted of assisting an offender.  All three will be sentenced on 24 June 2022.

https://news.met.police.uk/news/man-guilty-of-murdering-patrick-anzy-in-dalston-447852

https://www.hackneygazette.co.uk/news/crime/men-convicted-for-dalston-murder-8963598

Grace Ong leads Claire Langevad in the prosecution of London Underground machete attacker

A business consultant, James Porritt, was travelling on the Jubilee Line in Central London last July when Ricky Morgan allegedly launched the attack in front of screaming passengers, swinging the machete at Mr Porritt’s head, right hand and shin.

Morgan, of no fixed address, is on trial for attempted murder and two charges of having an article with a blade or point.  The trial continues.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-61227111

Rob Harding and Charles Ward-Jackson secure conviction of drug dealer who fatally stabbed client

Lewis Brown knifed Lee Butler in the chest after a drug deal in Oxford in 2021.  The court heard Brown was a known crack cocaine and heroin dealer who habitually carried a knife and took a hunting-type weapon from the waistband of his trousers before he stabbed the Mr Butler.  The weapon has never been found.

Rob Harding, junior to Charles Ward-Jackson, prosecuted.  Following a trial before His Honour Judge Ian Pringle QC, Brown was convicted of manslaughter and possessing a knife.  He was jailed for 10-and-a-half years.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-oxfordshire-61306419

Sally Howes QC leads Josh Happé in trial of Father prosecuted and jailed for killing 14-week-old daughter

Christopher Easey denied murdering baby Eleanor in December 2019, claiming that he had dropped her on her head having been distracted by barking dogs.  Following a 3 month trial before Mr Justice Murray, Easey was convicted of manslaughter and neglect after a jury heard that Eleanor had a brain injury and 31 rib fractures.  Eleanor had also been left alone on occasions by both her parents, who had also fed her biscuits.  Easey, 31, was jailed for 14 years.  The baby’s mother, Carly Easey, was sentenced to a 12-month community order for neglect.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-norfolk-61276299

2KBW vacancies for Third Six Pupils

Chambers welcomes applications for Third Six pupillages with an interest and focus on crime.

Successful candidates can expect a busy, and mostly Crown Court based, practice.

Mentors will be assigned and each candidate will be given the opportunity to apply for tenancy.

2KBW is a modern, progressive set with an outstanding clerking team focussed on professional and career development.

We are committed to equality and diversity (please see our policy on our website).

For further information, or to apply, please send a CV and covering letter to our Senior Clerk, Daren Milton ([email protected]).

Applications will be treated in confidence.

Kelly Brocklehurst prosecutes son of hate cleric Abu Hamza for money-laundering plot

Southwark Crown Court heard that Ti-to Ibn-Sheikh created false identities for HSBC bank account holders which were used to launder nearly £350,000 from thefts and frauds.  He was jailed for three years and nine months.  The defendant was also on licence at the time of the offences, having previously been jailed in 2014 for 12 years for kidnapping.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-59945405

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