Two defendants cleared of murder after fatal Boxing Day shooting

Wednesday 12 August 2015

Co-defendants Gavin Allen and Danny Walker were represented by James Scobie QC and Kieran Vaughan QC of the Garden Court Chambers Crime Team.

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Gavin Allen and Danny Walker were accused of the murder of Hassan Mohammed Omer Isman, who was shot six times at a private function at the Avalon nightclub in London’s West End on Boxing Day 2013.

The case has been reported by the BBC, ITV and the Guardian.

On Monday 10 August, both defendants were acquitted of murder by a jury at the Old Bailey on the grounds of self defence.

The trial lasted for four weeks.

Kieran Vaughan QC was instructed by Moshin Ariff of Lloyds PR Solicitors. James Scobie QC was instructed by Rose Nelson of O’Keeffe Solicitors.

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