3PB Criminal Barristers secure multiple life sentences in multi-handed murder trial

Following a 6 week trial at Portsmouth Crown Court, 3 defendants were convicted of the murder of Richard Hardy on 26 January 2018 and have been sentenced to life with minimum terms of 29, 28 and 27 years respectively. A 4th Defendant was sentenced to 8 years for manslaughter.

In passing sentence Mrs Justice Cheema-Grub DBE referred to the offences as “brutal”, noting that the Defendants had murdered a man in less than 30 seconds in a pre-meditated revenge attack in Farnborough earlier this year. The lead Defendants, involved in selling class A drugs, ambushed the victim over an alleged debt.

Nigel Lickley QC prosecuted the case, leading Tom Horder.

Click here for more information about the case (BBC News)