Michael Stradling leads Stephen Cooke in third consecutive encrochat acquittal

Michael Stradling

Stephen Cooke

Michael Stradling, leading Stephen Cooke, instructed by Miriam Altaf of Carson Kaye Solicitors represented the only defendant of three to be acquitted after a 5 week trial involving encrochat heard at Reading Crown Court. 

All three defendants faced an indictment alleging conspiracies to supply large quantities of class A drugs, money laundering, and conspiracy to transfer firearms (machine guns and assault rifles).

This is the third consecutive encrochat acquittal for Michael Stradling. 

The case involved cross-examination of Luke Shrimpton and issues of encrochat data reliability, as well as general issues of attribution. 


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