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Ben Thomas Secures Acquittal in Armed Home Invasion Robbery

Ben’s client and another were alleged to have attended an address, disguised with balaclavas and face coverings, in possession of a 2 foot machete and robbed the occupier of money and jewellery.

The police were called by a neighbour and Ben’s client were arrested in the house in possession of a machete sheath, balaclava and gloves, the machete was found concealed near to where he was arrested.

The issue at trial was whether any robbery had taken place and whether he had possession of the machete.

During the trial the prosecution successfully applied to tell the jury about the Defendant’s previous convictions including ones for robbery and aggravated burglary.

After a lengthy retirement the jury acquitted Ben’s client of robbery and having a bladed article.

Contact Ben’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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