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Four Counts of Attempted Murder & GBH- Not Guilty - 2021

James O’Donnell successfully defends a man charged with four counts of Attempted Murder and  Grievous Bodily Harm. The cases involved members of the Irish travelling community travelling from Leicester to a traveller’s site in Irchester. Armed with machetes and other lethal weapons an attack took place which resulted in several people being seriously injured. A man's neck was slashed who was fortunate to survive. Our Defendant was linked via telephone cell site putting him with the convoy of cars and at the site where the attack took place.

Instructed counsel and our team were successfully able to have the case dismissed by the Judge after 8 weeks of evidence. The Jury formally entered not guilty verdicts on all counts.


Media Coverage:

Birmingham man among four guilty over terrifying 4am caravan park stabbings on New Year's Day - Birmingham Live (


Police name suspect after attempted murder at caravan park - Leicestershire Live (

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