Megan Fletcher-Smith, instructed by Iqbal Singh Kang and assisted by Chloe Turner both of Vienna Kang Advocates Ltd, secured an acquittal on both counts for a soldier accused of assault occasioning actual bodily harm and criminal damage; allegations which went back to 2018.
During a trial at Coventry Crown Court, a soldier was accused of assaulting his then girlfriend by punching her to the face, gripping her by the throat, and twice throwing her down the stairs. He was also accused of deliberately damaging her belongings. The Prosecution was supported by photographs of damage to property and injuries alleged to have been sustained during the incident, recent complaints and alleged character evidence.
Megan’s comprehensive preparation for trial enabled her to carefully and forensically cross-examine both the Complainant and a second prosecution witness; pointing to the considerable inconsistencies in their respective evidence which could not be explained by the passage of time.
The Defendant’s trial had been delayed repeatedly due to the impact of Covid-19 and other significant pressures upon courts, which had put the brakes on his career for 4 years. This acquittal gives him the ability to move on in his life and career.
Megan was praised by the acquitted Defendant for the way in which she had advised and represented him, and for the support she provided to him at Court.
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