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April 14, 2016

Ignatius Hughes QC, leading Simon Burns, achieved an acquittal after a half-time submission in the Grangetown Four murder case, at Cardiff Crown Court.

Four men were accused of murder, after a man was beaten to death with a hammer. Shaminder Singh was said to have taken part in hunting down the deceased after an initial confrontation, depicted on CCTV, showing Singh carrying a weapon. That was said to be the weapon eventually used to bludgeon the deceased to death. Singh admitted he had spotted the deceased afterwards in a nearby street, but was not present during the attack.

The trial had been postponed to await the decision of the Supreme Court in Jogee.

After submissions from Ignatius Hughes QC, citing Jogee and presenting an analysis of the available inferences to the jury based on the evidence, Singh was found not guilty of murder by direction.