Operations Somerville, Mirato & Redwing (Dale Cregan & others)
5th Apr 2013
Abbey Solicitors were instructed for the only Defendant of Cregan’s nine Co-Defendants who actually discharged a firearm, in this four murder, four attempted murder, and explosives trial that lasted for four months before Holroyde J. at Preston Crown Court. With unprecedented security, this trial was a public spectacle from beginning to end, with media scrutiny from the outset. Numerous novel legal arguments were necessary involving hearsay, bad character, etc. involving victims, witnesses, co-defendants, on the same indictment but on different murder allegations. Much of the evidence was electronically presented with substantial cell-site and CCTV evidence often presented in animation on computer screens before the jury.