Thomas Evans and Thomas Acworth secure acquittal in Operation Powerboat

28th January 2021

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Two of 3PB’s specialist crime barristers Thomas EvansThomas EvansCall: 2010 and Thomas AcworthThomas AcworthCall: 2014 have secured the acquittal of their client in ‘’Operation Powerboat’’.

Their client was charged with assisting an offender in relation to an alleged murder and attempted murder by a then 16 year-old in June 2020. He was said to have helped the murderer to escape from Dorset and secreted bloodstained clothing in a neighbour's bin.

The Defendant was unanimously acquitted following a 4-week trial at the Crown Court at Winchester in what is expected to be HHJ Cutler CBE's last trial.

If you wish to instruct Thomas Evans or Thomas Acworth on a criminal law matter, please contact their clerk Stuart Pringle on stuart.pringle@3pb.co.uk.