Syam Soni secures acquittal at ‘half-time’ in serious assault upon Metropolitan Police officer

Published: 18th April 2024

Syam’s client was said to have been the driver of a vehicle involved in a dangerous police pursuit in residential areas, during which significant damage was caused. One of the pursuing officers had attempted to remove the keys from the ignition, whereupon the defendant was said to have made off, thereby dragging the officer with the vehicle. Giving evidence, the officer described how he had feared the imminent risk of death.

Through rigorous cross-examination, Syam demonstrated the weakness of the identification evidence, and surrounding investigative failures, by the police.

The prosecution therefore offered no evidence against Syam’s client at ‘half time’, whose good character was preserved.

Syam was instructed and assisted by Sara Khan of Central Chambers Law Solicitors