Mr Stradling’s client faced an indictment alleging conspiracies to supply cocaine, heroin, and cannabis, conspiracy to possess criminal property, and conspiracy to transfer firearms (assault rifles and machine guns).
The evidence against the defendant was predominantly material obtained from the exfiltration of data from encro chat communications. The case involved issues of reliability of data, cross-examination of Luke Shrimpton, and expert communications evidence.
After 3 weeks of evidence the jury returned unanimous not guilty verdicts on all counts.’
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