Defendants acquitted of charges at hunt protest
3 October 2022
Aarif and Peter, of our criminal defence and appeals team, ensured Andrew Purbrick, 59, and Adrian Earl, 62, were acquitted of the charges faced.
Purbrick and Earl were judged to have been acting in self-defence ahead of a hunt event in Lacock, Wiltshire.
At Swindon Magistrates’ Court on Friday, District Judge Joanna Dickens dismissed the charges against the defendants commenting that the evidence brought by the prosecution was ‘wafer thin’.