John Benson QC and Ignatius Fessal‘s client was cleared of attempted murder following a trial at the Central Criminal Court, arising from a nightclub shooting between two rival gangs.  At least four firearms were discharged, with two members of the public and a Co-Defendant being hit in the cross-fire.

An interesting feature of the case was the Crown’s reliance on anonymous witnesses, which gave rise to unique challenges in confronting the evidence.  Extensive argument was also heard as to the admissibility of evidence of gang association.