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Justin McClintock achieves unanimous acquittal in Royal Ascot sexual assault trial

By March 15, 2019No Comments

Justin McClintock has concluded the successful defence of a man charged with sexual assault on a race-
goer at the Royal Ascot festival. The complainant and another female identified the defendant to security approximately 30 seconds after the alleged offence. Both witnesses gave evidence to the effect that they were certain that the defendant was responsible, having spoken to him and observed him committing the offence at close quarters.

Justin was successfully able to argue that their identifications had been mistaken and that someone else had been responsible for the attack, with the jury returning a unanimous not guilty verdict in less than two hours. Justin’s advocacy was described by the defendant, a post-graduate student, as ‘phenomenal’. The acquittal continues Justin’s track-record of success defending sexual allegations.

Justin was instructed by Oya Suleyman of EBR Attridge