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Murder

THE MOST SERIOUS OFFENCE IN THE CRIMINAL CALENDAR REQUIRES CRIMINAL ADVOCACY OF AN EXCEPTIONAL STANDARD.

  • OPERATION FIRESTORM (2023)

    Gang attack in which victim fatally stabbed in the streets of Preston. Defendant acquitted of murder.

  • OPERATION DELAYMIKE (2023)

    Imran prosecuted a wife for husband’s murder, complex causation issues arising. Defendant pleaded guilty to murder on day two of trial.

  • OPERATION KITEWIND (2023)

    Multi-defendant stabbing and robbing of a drug dealer.

  • OPERATION CANTUS (2023)

    Defendant admitted stabbing deceased in the heart and liver in front of five witnesses. Acquitted of murder.

  • OPERATION PERASILK (2023)

    Multi-defendant stabbing and robbing of drug dealer. Defendant acquitted of murder.

  • OPERATION COLINDALE 2 (2022)

    The notorious accidental shooting of law student, Aya Hachem in Blackburn in a botched plan to target business premises. Nationally reported. Successfully applied to discharge the jury following allegations of racism.

  • OPERATION LEAMING (2022):

    Murder and subsequent dismemberment of body

  • OPERATION LEGATO (2022):

    Stabbing of 16 year-old Rhamero West

  • OPERATION DUMORE (2022)

    Successfully argued loss of control, following a three-week trial defendant acquitted of murder and attempted murder. Defendant had attended the home of the victims and repeatedly struck both in the head with an axe killing one and causing devastating injuries to the other.

  • OPERATION ALGORITHM (2022)

    Defendant accused of murder by stabbing.

  • OPERATION ELDERBERRY (2021)

    Six defendants accused of beating a man to death outside a busy nightclub.

  • OPERATION CLUMBER (2020)

    Young man accused of murder by stabbing a rival found not guilty following a successful case of self-defence.

  • OPERATION FLYBERRY (2019)

    Conspiracy to murder by shooting. Persistence and a forensic analysis of the unused material led directly to the prosecution dropping the count of conspiracy to murder.

  • OPERATION YALE (2019)

    Nine defendant murder. Gangland shooting. Defendant found not guilty following a two-month trial. Case featured on a television documentary.

  • OPERATION SWEDEN (2019)

    Six defendant murder following a brutal beating in the street. Attracted significant national media coverage.

  • R V KM (2019)

    Attempted murder by shooting.

  • OPERATION LANDO (2019)

    Murder by stabbing.

  • OPERATION PICKETGREEN (2015)

    Murder of wife and child destruction of unborn baby.

  • OPERATION DAYTON (2015)

    Gangland drive-by shooting. Three-month trial.

  • OPERATION PROSPERMOUTH (2012)

    Murder of wife.

  • OPERATION TUNDRA (2011)

    Murder with alleged homophobic murder. Successfully secured manslaughter conviction following a four-week trial.

  • R V DEV (2005)

    Murder of father, body placed in a suitcase and kept in the boot of a car for months. Two- month trial at the Old Bailey.

  • R V LYDIATE AND OTHERS (2000)

    Salford Gangland conspiracy to murder rival gang members. Three-month trial.

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