James Palfrey secures Not Guilty verdicts after a 3 day trial at Croydon Crown Court.
The defendant initially faced charges of GBH section 18 and possession of an offensive weapon. The alleged victim in this case was an off duty policeman.
Following negotiations with the prosecution, the assault charges were reduced to affray and possession of an offensive weapon. Following defence submissions, the offensive weapon charge was dismissed at the close of the prosecution case and the jury acquitted the defendant of affray.