Following a two day trial at Cheltenham Magistrates’ Court, Cornwall Street’s Jonathan Storey has secured the acquittal of his client, a nursery nurse, of a single charge of assault on a two year old child. The Crown’s case comprised four witnesses, two of whom claimed to have seen the assault, along with the mother of the child and the nursery manager. In announcing the bench’s decision, the chair said that the many inconsistencies in the prosecution evidence were such that they could not be sure that the assault had taken place and that the allegations against Jonathan’s client were not (as she had said throughout) malicious.
Jonathan, who primarily practises in the field of regulatory law but also defends (mainly professionals, and those charged with regulatory offences) in the criminal courts, was instructed directly by the nursery nurse through the Public Access scheme. He provided extensive investigative and pre-trial support to his client, successfully seeking adjournments as well as disclosure of prosecution and third party evidence, much of which proved decisive to undermining the Crown’s case.
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