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Michael Hillman secures acquittal in s.18 hammer attack.

By May 21, 2018No Comments

The defendant was accused of entering his step-father’s property through an open window at about 6am. His step-father awoke and a violent altercation ensued. The defendant was accused of arming himself with a hammer and attempting to hit his step-father in the head. The blow from the tool broke the complainant’s arm. The defendant asserted self-defence. He was acquitted by unanimous verdict following a four day trial at Woolwich Crown Court.

Michael was instructed by Chris Carter of Peter Bonner and Co.