Christopher Dunn Successfully Prosecutes Violent Gang of RobbersPark Square Barristers
Bradford Crown Court heard the “appalling” incidents of a gang of robbers who were found to have stolen high performance-cars; cash, and sentimental jewellery, as well as subjecting their victims to “brutal” violence. The gang targeted vulnerable couples and families with weapons, threatening to stab them should they not meet their demands.
Christopher Dunn, prosecuting on the case; informed the court of how the first two robberies carried out by the gang took place on November 19 2015, targeting a family homes and demanding cash and high value items.
Following on from this; Mr Dunn explained to the court how a further six robberies then took place on January 4 and 5 of 2016. These consisted of the victims being repeatedly threatened, brutally harmed, and left suffering with “long-term catastrophic effects”.
Mr Dunn summarised by labelling the robberies a “sophisticated home invasion robbery spree, with very significant violence both used and threatened”.
Judge Jonathan Rose stated how the men had clearly identified the houses to target, focusing their attention on those “most vulnerable and susceptible to fear”. He condemned the “ruthless brutality” of the offences and stated how they were “prepared to use violence in every case”.
The gang members were jailed for a total of more than 65 years.
Christopher’s practice largely involves litigating serious crimes for the defence or prosecution. He has significant experience of preparing large, serious and multi-handed cases, including advising on preparing defence and prosecution cases, drafting schedules and admissions, negotiating with other counsel, and undertaking Crown Court and Court of Appeal advocacy.