Not guilty verdict for Murder and Attempted Murder at Old Bailey following death of man hit by car

Tuesday 23 June 2020

Keir Monteith QC of the Garden Court Chambers Crime Team was instructed by Ali Has of Morgan Has.  

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On 22 June 2020, Keir Monteith QC was able to secure not guilty verdicts for Murder and Attempted Murder in a case where the prosecution alleged that the defendant, "an angry driver used his car ‘as a weapon’ to mow down two men". 

The prosecution stated that the car mounted the pavement and was driven deliberately into the first male knocking him in the arm and onto the pavement, dislocating his shoulder. His friend ran off and crossed the road to the pavement opposite. The defendant reversed the car. He followed the second male along the east-side pavement, onto the road, and then onto the west-side pavement of Bexley Road.

The second male stumbled and fell. The prosecution stated that seconds later the car was deliberately driven straight over him and was dragged along the pavement for several metres before the car cleared his body and was driven off.​​

The defendant was found guilty of the alternative allegations of manslaughter and ABH.

This case has widely reported in the media including the Independent and the BBC

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