NEWS

27 Aug 2015

Oliver Saxby QC secures acquittals in ‘builder’ attempted murder trial

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The jury yesterday acquitted Jenny Turrell of wounding with intent – she having earlier been cleared of attempted murder at the close of the Crown’s case.

The Crown alleged that she and her co-defendant (and husband), Robert Symons, had attacked a man called Jeff King in the street, causing him serious injuries. Mr King had renovated a property of theirs, only to ‘undo’ what he had done by causing £20,000 worth of damage to the property – deliberately, with a pick-axe handle. When Mr Symons came across Mr King a few days later, an altercation ensued during which – the Crown alleged – Mr Symons punched and kicked Mr King to the ground and Mrs Turrell stabbed him in the neck with a screwdriver.

Oliver Saxby QC was instructed by Reeves and Co, Ashford. He led Dan Cummings during the trial.

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