Tom Wainwright secures acquittal of defendant charged with large scale conspiracy to manufacture and transfer firearms

Friday 3 March 2017

In R V Thomas and others, Tom Wainwright of Garden Court Chambers has secured the acquittal of a defendant charged with a large scale conspiracy to manufacture and transfer prohibited firearms.

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The allegations, prosecuted by Queen’s Counsel and Junior, arose out of ‘Operation Kadu’ – a Flying Squad investigation into an illegal gun factory in the Heathrow area responsible for distributing weapons to criminal networks across London. The defendant was acquitted on 27 February 2017.

Tom Wainwright is a member of the Garden Court Chambers Crime Team and he was instructed by Adrienne Wright of TV Edwards.

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