David Smith

David Smith prosecutes complex attempted murder case at Wood Green Crown Court.

David Smith prosecuted, for the CPS London North Team, Joshua Mensah for attempted murder.  Mr Mensah armed himself with a knife and lay in wait for a victim in Maidstone Road N11, just before midnight on the 16th of July 2022.  He then launched a frenzied knife attack on a 50 year old man who was unpacking shopping with the help of his wife and daughter on their front doorstep.  A thorough investigation by the Metropolitan Police amassed CCTV, cell-site and DNA evidence, all of which led to the identification of Joshua Mensah and his eventual conviction by a jury this week.  The defendant will be sentenced in October."