Defending one of six defendants charged murdering a rival gang member in Southend. The case concerned members of two gangs based in London now supplying class A drugs in Southend and Essex. Following an attack by the deceased on one of the defendants it was alleged that the six defendants were responsible for a revenge attack, stabbing the deceased to death in broad daylight in Southend.
Following a submission of no case to answer made by Mr. Compton the defendant was acquitted of murder and conspiracy to commit grievous bodily harm. At a later hearing he was given a suspended sentence with regard to two separate indictments concerning the supply of Class A drugs to undercover police officers.
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