Rebecca McKnight secures Not Guilty verdict for client accused of assault allegations

28th November 2023

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In a recent case at Winchester Crown Court, 3PB Barristers’ (3 Paper Buildings) specialist criminal barrister Rebecca McKnight’s client was found not guilty of two charges of assault occasioning actual bodily harm which included serious allegations of persistent strangulation.

Following the cross examination of Crown witnesses the credibility of the complaint was seriously undermined. It also transpired during cross examination that several crucial pieces of evidence appeared to be missing or no longer available. Rebecca pointed out the numerous deficiencies and gaps in the evidence in her closing remarks.

The verdict was returned in around 50 minutes after the trial.

Rebecca was instructed by Emily Alexander of Roach Pittis.

Rebecca McKnightRebecca McKnightCall: 2016 is a specialist criminal barrister accepting instructions in general crime, regulatory and court martial work. She regularly appears in the Youth and Crown Courts in both prosecution and defendant cases.

If you wish to contact or instruct Rebecca, please email Chambers Director Stuart Pringle or telephone 01962 868 884.