A jury returned a verdict of not guilty for Trevor Meegan’s client following a two week trial in which five men were accused of a violent attack on an ex-Army Officer.
In the trial before Mr Justice Males at Leeds Crown Court, the prosecution alleged that five defendants attacked a fellow life prisoner in a politically motivated plot which was hatched at HMP Wakefield.
The victim was a former Army Officer who was serving life imprisonment with a minimum term of 34 years for the brutal murder of his partner. The accused were all Muslims who were serving sentences for terrorism and murder offences, including one who was jailed following the so called ‘failed London bombings’. It was said that their motive was to take revenge for the killing of brother Muslims in Afghanistan.
Trevor Meegan’s client was of two defendants to be acquitted by an unanimous verdict. The three other defendants were convicted.
You can read a full report of the case here.