Justin’s client was accused of a carrying out the brutal robbery of an £8000 Rolex watch. The victim was attacked by a man wearing a skull mask. Justin’s client’s DNA was recovered from the mouth area of the mask that was pulled from the attacker’s face during the robbery.
Justin successfully argued that the case could be distinguished from the leading authority of Tsekiri, in which the Court of Appeal confirmed that a DNA match alone may be sufficient for there to be a case to answer. Justin was also successful in opposing both the Crown’s application to introduce CCTV footage of the attacker and a further application to adduce the defendant’s previous convictions.
Justin was instructed by Warren Mitchell of David Rubie Mitchell and Partners.