The defendant was charged with assisting an offender times two contrary to section 4 (1) of the Criminal Law Act 1967.
This charge the crown allege arose out of an armed robbery along with possession of firearms which occurred on the 25th of October 2011.
The defendant is alleged to have assisted in attempting the alleged robbers make good their escape from the jurisdiction of the UK via a Eurolines coach bound for Amsterdam. An investigation of messages sent from mobile phones suggested that our client along with one other was aware that the other two defendants were wanted in relation to investigations into a robbery.
If convicted our client was potentially looking at a substantial term of imprisonment.
After careful and considerable negotiations with the prosecution and continued representations to them, Ashmans Solicitors were able to ensure that the case against the defendant was discontinued.