Mohammed Bashir successfully secures the acquittal of a defendant accused of historic rape. The defendant, who was aged 15 at the time of the alleged offence, was accused of raping an acquaintance.
During the course of the 5 day trial in Snaresbrook Crown Court, Mohammed cross examined an expert on sexual trauma and cross examined a variety of witnesses, relying heavily on ‘mobile phone traffic’ between all the parties unto and during the period of the alleged offence.
The jury deliberated for only 1.5 hours before reaching the decision to acquit. Pending the verdict, the defendant's life had been put on hold. Now, following the verdict, he will be able to continue to build his life. The defendant was extremely grateful to Mohammed and his legal team for all their hard work.