Successful acquitttal of gunman


Last after a trial lasting 5 weeks at Stafford Crown court last month, Meyrick Wlliams obtained the successful acquittal of a defendant identified as the “hired gun” in an allegation of intent to endanger life. The case against the defendant was he was brought in to intimidate the victim by firing off 8-12 shots into their house at night. Significantly the victim was visible the jury heard with shots passing close by and entering the children’s bedroom whilst they were asleep at the time. Meyrick overcame cell-site and other evidence in securing the acquittal. The two co-defendants were convicted by the jury and received sentences of 16 years apiece (serving two thirds).

This continues Meyrick’s succesful defences in gang, kidnappings, blackmail and other violent crimes and firearm offences together with defending in respect of OCGs and police long-term undercover operations.

Related barristers: Meyrick Williams

Related practice areas: Crime