Defendants acquitted of attempted murder following five-week trial at Warwick Crown Court

Wednesday 22 May 2024

Russell Fraser and Hugh Mullan of the Garden Court Crime Team acted for the defendants.

Russell Fraser was instructed by Greg Powell of Powell Spencer & Partners, and Hugh Mullan by Ishaaq Khattak of No 1 Defender Solicitors.

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Russell Fraser and Hugh Mullan represented AN and JG in the trial, in which seven men were tried for attempted murder.

In October 2023, the defendants were all students of universities in Birmingham and Coventry. The HMV Empire in Coventry hosted a freshers' week event which ended at 3am on 6 October. Outside, the defendants ended up in a confrontation in which the victim was chased down and stabbed several times. Both men had been unaware of weapons being used, and denied sharing any intention to either kill or cause the complainant really serious harm.

The case has been reported here: BBC News, ITV News, Birmingham Live

They will be sentenced at a later date for related matters.

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