I represented NN at Inner London Crown Court from 13.6.16 to 27.7.16, before HH J Madge. My lay client was the fifth of five defendants on trial in an extortion and torture case with eight counts for the jury to consider.
After 27 days of evidence, the jury retired for 5.5 days and after being given a majority direction, returned verdicts on the first three defendants. My bloke was acquitted of possessing a firearm, and acquitted of threatening to kill one of the victims. On all the other six counts, the jury was unable to resolve verdicts.
As I write this note today, I am about to set off to the same courtroom to see if the Prosecution want to have the case retried. If you're still reading, watch this space.
The latest on this case is that the prosecution is going ahead again, now in January 2016