R v HC


Hannah represented a man charged with Assault occasioning in Actual Bodily Harm, Possession of a bladed article, and Witness Intimidation.

He was alleged to have hit an elderly man with a glass bottle, taken out a knife, and some weeks later followed and threatened him to drop the case.

Through a careful analysis of the unused evidence Hannah established delays by the complainant in reporting matters, and investigative failings. Hannah cross examined the complainant about this, and about his own use of force in the incident. The jury acquitted the defendant.


Hannah was instructed by Matt Foot of Birnberg Peirce solicitors.

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