Kevin Molloy Secures “Stunning” Acquittal in Attempted Murder trial at the Old Bailey
Kevin Molloy from Church Court Chambers secured a stunning acquittal at the Old Bailey this week. The defendant was on trial for Attempted Murder, s.18 GBH and Arson. The case arose out of an allegation that the defendant had poured petrol over the complainant in a dispute over an alleged debt and then set him alight. The fire that followed gutted the flat and resulted in two people going to hospital to receive life-saving treatment for burns that covered 40% of their bodies. The complainant gave evidence from his hospital bed and named the defendant as the culprit. The defendant accepted presence at the scene but denied being responsible. The trial lasted nearly 2 weeks and the jury returned not guilty verdicts on all counts.
Kevin was instructed by Tim Edwards from Edwards Vaziraney Solicitors.