Ranjeet Dulay represented a man found Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity following a trial at Warwick Crown Court.
Ranjeet’s client was charged with several offences arising out of a five-day siege of his house in Coventry in 2022, after barricading himself inside his home with his young child and threatening to shoot police who had initially attended to carry out a welfare check.
Specialist officers were called to the scene, including armed response units, to negotiate with him over the course of the five-day stand-off. Roads, homes, local businesses and amenities were shut off whilst negotiators and armed response units were on the scene for days.
Following trial, Ranjeet’s client was found Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity, and the judge disposed of the case by way of hospital order.
The common law defence of ‘insanity’ requires expert evidence from at least two medical practitioners and for the jury to reach a ‘special verdict’.
Ranjeet was instructed by Barry Akilo at Rodman Pearce Solicitor.