Joseph Carr defended a man charged with multiple offences against his ex-partner including false imprisonment, assault occasioning actual bodily harm, witness intimidation, and criminal damage. The defendant was alleged to have attended the address of the complainant, in breach of his police bail conditions, and subjected her to a sustained incident of violence over several hours resulting in a number of injuries. It was the defendant’s case that whilst he had attended the address, the allegations of false imprisonment and intimidation were fabricated and the injuries self-inflicted.
During a four-day trial at Isleworth Crown Court the defendant was acquitted on one count at the close of the prosecution case, following a successful submission of no case to answer, and unanimously on the remaining four counts at the conclusion of the trial.
Joseph was instructed by Catherine Mescall of Lansbury Worthington Solicitors.