Murder Following Unprovoked Attack
9 February 2024
Anthony Orchard KC led Brett Weaver of 6KBW, in the prosecution of two individuals charged with murder. The attack took place in Staines Road, Hounslow. The sixty-one year old victim was a local alcoholic. He was assaulted in an unprovoked attack, initiated by the first defendant. The assault caused a bleed on the victim’s brain. He died four days later.
After a trial at Isleworth Crown Court, the first defendant was convicted of manslaughter. The jury were unable to reach a verdict on the second defendant.
On 8th February 2024 the second defendant pleaded guilty to assaulting the sixty-one year old victim, occasioning him actual bodily harm.
The sentence hearing for both defendants will take place on 22nd April 2024.