"Snitches Get Stitches"

Central Criminal Court

Michael Chambers represented a 17 year old defendant who, along with his elder sister and another young woman, were convicted of the horrific revenge rape of a 15 year old girl.  

The defendant's sister taunted the victim that 'snitches get stiches' after the girl had told others that the defendant had been involved in an assault and that his co-defendants had themselves been raped.  The victim was confronted by the two co-defendants before being corralled into an alleyway, where she was then forced to perform oral sex on the defendant whilst others looked on.

The case, which took place at the Central Criminal Court, attracted coverage in The Guardian and The Daily Mail.