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Paul Edwards secures the acquittal of a prisoner charged with GBH

January 2018

The accused, a prison inmate, faced a two count indictment of section 18, wounding with intent and an alternative count of section 20, malicious wounding.

In January 2016, the defendant and another prisoner were involved in a physical confrontation, which resulted in the defendant biting off a part of the complainant’s right ear. The defendant throughout his trial stated that his actions were in self-defence.

The defendant was unanimously acquitted in under 2 hours at Maidstone Crown Court.

Paul Edwards was instructed by Hartnells Solicitors.