Hijacking trial acquittal

The jury unanimously acquitted defendants represented by three members of chambers in a momentous hijacking case following an eight week trial at the Central Criminal Court. This was the first case of hijacking of an international  ship that had reached the criminal courts.  Special forces were called as the alleged incident unfolded with the defendants threatening to kill members of the crew in a desperate bid to reach the UK from Africa. The trial included a number of legal arguments and considerations of international law.

Michael Levy and Vedrana Pehar represented the first defendant and Allan Compton represented the fourth defendant.   All were instructed by Levy & Co.


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