R v G (2016): Aggravated burglary of a farmhouse in 1995 where 4 masked offenders threatened the occupants with sawn off shotguns. The original investigation, over 20 years ago, resulted in the case being discontinued through lack of evidence. A subsequent re-investigation resulted in the prosecution of G as a result of advances in DNA technology. Issues concerning the preservation and storage of samples from the original investigation and credibility of the subsequent forensic analysis of the samples.
R v S (2016): multiple count indictment where it was alleged that S had committed a number of dwelling burglaries having used a particular vehicle that had been sighted in the area by a number of witnesses. Issues of identification evidence lead to the case being successfully defended and S being acquitted of all charges.
R v B (2017): dwelling burglary where B was said to be linked through footprint evidence. Expert witnesses were called at trial and B was subsequently acquitted following a submission of no case to answer at the close of the prosecution case.
R v P (2018): P was accused of stealing £13,000 from her employer. Abuse of process argument relating to the investigation and failure to retain all CCTV material. 2 day trial where the jury acquitted P on all counts.
R v A (2018): D was charged with aggravated burglary. On the day of trial the prosecution were persuaded to accept a plea to theft and assault.
R v B (2020): 39 count indictment for fraud related offences where B and his partner were accused of renting various properties and then writing our cheques which subsequently bounced and making numerous representations that they would pay when in fact the landlords had to instigate repossession claims to remove them. Prosecution dropped the case against B on the day of trial.
R v RT (2020): 13 count indictment for numerous dwelling burglaries. Following representations from the defence the prosecution agreed to accept 3 counts of handling stolen goods.