Claire Stevenson defends client in the first trial Snaresbrook Crown Court has heard, in the past 23 years, raising the defence of insanity
Claire Stevenson defends client in the first trial Snaresbrook Crown Court has heard, in the past 23 years, raising the defence of insanity.
Claire acted for the defence in the trial of a 26 year old man at Snaresbrook Crown Court on the 3rd April 2018.
The defendant was facing a three-count indictment, one of affray, and two of racially aggravated public order offences. The jury found that there was a threat to his parents, in their home address, with knives, using his mother as a human shield from police Tasers. It was alleged that he was racially abusive, causing a police officer to be in immediate fear of violence. The defence of insanity was argued.
After a week long trial, the jury firstly acquitted the Defendant on the counts of the public order offences. The jury then acquitted the Defendant of the further count of affray on the grounds of insanity.