R v A

Published on 01/03/2019

Defended a woman who was jointly charged with her partner in relation to allegations of an offence of kidnapping and a S.18 GBH. Defendant was convicted in relation to the GBH and acquitted in relation to the allegation of kidnap. The defendant was particularly vulnerable with learning difficulties as well as other mental health issues including stress induced anxiety and underlying depression. She required the assistance of an intermediary at trial and gave evidence via video link. At sentence she was given a 3 years community order with a curfew between 11pm and 7am – her co-defendant received 4 years custody.