Over the last twelve months we have had three separate clients all accused of indecently assaulting female passengers on London’s underground.
This came as the result of a police operation where undercover police officers travelled on the London underground arresting anyone they suspected of indecently assaulting other passengers. Usually this involved suspected inappropriate touching through clothing. In most of the cases the officer arrested the client purely on what they had witnessed and without the ‘victim’ having made a complaint.
Each of these cases went to trial separately before Blackfriars Crown Court. In each one of these cases the jury returned a not guilty verdict. The successful advocates in these cases were William Paynter, Charlotte Precious and Tom Garner.