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Murria Solicitors is the trading name of Murria Solicitors Limited.

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Caught on Camera

Nov 11 2013

On 18 March 2012, our client was arrested for an alleged assault on a Detention Escort Officer, whilst she was in custody at a West Midlands Police Station. She denied the allegation. Her case was that the Officer was lying. The matter was listed for trial at Birmingham Magistrates Court. We obtained CCTV footage from the Police Station which contradicted the Officer’s account. Upon viewing the CCTV footage, the Crown Prosecution Service dropped the charge. Our client was acquitted.

The matter was then referred to our Police Actions Team who pursued a claim for damages against the Chief Constable of West Midlands Police for, amongst other things, malicious prosecution. The Chief Constable denied liability but following a settlement reached on 11 November 2013, has paid out a total of Ł13,000. The claim was handled by our Mr G S Kang, head of our Police Actions Team, who commented, “this was a case involving a very serious allegation of lying. Our client is no stranger to the wrong side of the law. If it was not for the discovery of the CCTV evidence, it is unlikely that she would have been believed. The prospect of her being convicted and sentenced to a term of imprisonment was very high.
A big thanks goes out to our criminal defence lawyer, John McCormack, whose tireless efforts in uncovering the truth resulted in justice for the client”.

The case was handled by our Mr G S Kang, head of our Police Actions Team.

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