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Acquittal In Large Scale Drugs Conspiracy – Ian Hudson defends

Ian Hudson represented Christopher Hickson who was acquitted after a 3 month trial at Teesside Crown Court.

Operation Ebony (2015-2016) was an investigation conducted by Durham police into the large scale supply of high purity Class A drugs in the North East of England.

8 defendants faced trial in respect of the conspiracy, the prosecution alleging that Christopher Hickson played a significant role and was responsible for the day to day management of the conspiracy.

The prosecution case was based around voluminous amounts of cell-site evidence, phone data and undercover surveillance observations.

The jury retired for almost 2 weeks before returning their not guilty verdict.

Contact Ian’s clerks

Andrew Thornton on 0113 213 5202

Gina Hawkins on 0113 213 5205

Rebecca Wilson on 0113 213 5203

Hannah Dempsey on 0113 213 5211

Elaine Foster-Morgan on 0113 213 5217

Robyn Nichol on 0113 213 5253

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