GTS today succeeded in persuading the CPS to offer no evidence against our client.
Our client faced one count of aggravated burglary at Woolwich Crown Court. It was alleged he and his co-defendants forced entry into a residential property armed with an array of weapons. Our client was linked to the incident via his DNA which was said to be found on a baseball cap recovered from inside the address.
Following his arrest in 2020, our client was recalled to prison by the Probation Service. The police investigation took almost three years, after which he was charged. Following receipt of the evidence, an application to dismiss the charge was submitted on behalf of our client. Unfortunately for the CPS, a statement had not been taken from the individual that located the baseball cap and therefore there was no evidence to prove it was found at the scene.
Following receipt of the application to dismiss, the CPS confirmed no evidence would be offered almost three years to the day he was recalled to prison.
Our client was represented by Kevin Williams at our Bromley Office, and by our Higher Court Advocate Archie Manby at court.