Cathrine Kioko-Gilligan secures acquittal in retrial

Cathrine Kioko-Gilligan secures acquittal in retrial

19 October 2022

Following a hung jury on a charge of Assault Upon Emergency Worker. The Prosecution sought to re-try Ms Kioko-Gilligan‘s client, and lay a second charge, a count of common assault upon an Emergency Worker, (the apprehension of violence). The second trial took place before Hull Crown Court over a period of 4 days.

The Defendant was driving home in the early hours of the morning and was stopped by police officers as they believed he was speeding. After a brief exchange with police officers, the Defendant suddenly drove away in his vehicle. It was alleged that as he did, he had assaulted the police officer by driving his car over his foot.

The same three police officers gave evidence and were cross-examined by Ms Kioko-Gilligan during the course of the retrial.

The jury acquitted the Defendant unanimously of the allegation of Assault upon an Emergency Worker; and by a majority they acquitted the Defendant of the allegation of Common Assault upon an Emergency Worker.