R v O – A successful prosecution of a s18 wounding with intent matter within the youth court on 15/04/16. Appearing in the Highbury Youth Court, second six pupil Ahmed Muen was instructed for the prosecution in the s. 18 trial. After a full trial, the young defendant was found guilty on the full prosecution facts. The matter was put over for sentence at the Crown Court and is due to take place later this year. The facts were that the defendant was a friend of the 13 year old victim and his family. The Defendant had stabbed the victim in a pre medicated attack using a kitchen knife following a disagreement after they had attended school together. Evidence of the victim was heard through live link due to his age. The defendant had pleaded not guilty claiming that he had not attacked the victim with a knife, but rather that they had been ‘play fighting’ together.
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