Following a 4-week trial at Reading Crown Court, Anu Mohindru QC and Sophie Murray, instructed by Mark Phillips at Phillips Osborne Solicitors, represented a 19-year-old, who was unanimously acquitted of murder and perverting the course of justice.

The defendant was accused, along with three others, of being a part of a deliberate, murderous attack which involved the fatal stabbing of a 22-year-old man outside a property in Tilehurst on 31st October 2021. The other three defendants charged with the murder were unanimously convicted.

Press coverage of the trial can be found here:

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