Man accused of murder using WW1 ammunition unanimously acquitted

Tuesday 19 August 2014

Noor Omar, accused of shooting and killing a young man, has been unanimously acquitted by a jury at the Central Criminal Court. The defendant was represented by Icah Peart QC and Di Middleton.

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The defendant was wrongly alleged to have shot a young man in the back using World War One American ammunition. The case against Mr Omar, which concluded yesterday afternoon, was based on circumstantial evidence. The jury took only ninety minutes to unanimously acquit the defendant.

This case has been reported in the Wandsworth Guardian.

Icah and Di were instructed by Suzanne John of LP Evans.

Icah Peart QC and Di Middleton are both members of the Garden Court Chambers Crime Team.

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