Serious Crime, Murder, Manslaughter, Rape, Drugs



Alun Jenkins QC's experience of these type of cases is far to great to set them all out. However it is fair to say that he has extensive experience both prosecuting and defending. Importantly he has vast experience in dealing with Drugs cases involving the transportation of drugs by air and sea.

Many importations of drugs by sea involve the International Law of the Sea and the boarding of vessels whilst on the high seas by HM Navy, SBS and HMCE, he is expert in this area of work. 

A selection of cases is set out below.


MURDER & MANSLAUGHTER

          R v. Lysonik - Murder by burning alive.

R v. Sibthorpe - Murder reduced to Manslaughter on plea

R v. Lawless - Murder without the discovery of the victim's body

R v. Bell

 Maidstone Crown Court. High profile murder involving the killing of a young woman in a car park at Tunbridge Wells after which she was placed in a suitcase and found 2 weeks later still within the car park. Unusual features: The defendant was tried before three separate juries, the first and second of which could not agree. An Abuse of Process application was made in an attempt to stop the third trial. The application was rejected. The Jury convictedon the third trial. The DPP’s discretion to go for a third trial formed the subject of appeal to the Court of Appeal.

R v. Buffin and Meadows 

        –manslaughter of an 84 year old woman by arson 

R v. Miles Evans

 murder of a child by the step father at Warminster Army base thereafter he placed her in a badger sett which caused much national publicity as the police searched for her body.

R v Casey Bowen

briefed to defend murder 

R v. Mills & Poole

–  the murder of a drug dealer by other suppliers within the drug community

R v. White

the attempted murder of a man and woman on an insurance fraud. They were tied up doused in petrol and set alight after which the car in which they had been placed was pushed over a cliff.

R v. Redhead and another

one defendant cut off his fathers head with a Japanese Samurai sword the other aided and abetted

R v Latimer

a burglary murder

R v. Warburton

murder

R v Ananthakamarasamy

in double murder involving Tamil gangs in London

R v. Gabriel Taylor

London gang shooting


DRUGS

R v. Johnson

main London cocaine importer involving "supergrass" evidence

R v Woodage  

importation of drugs through Dover and then to Wiltshire under the cover of the importation of flowers from Holland

Operation Rhythym

- structural alteration of a cargo vessel whilst at anchor in Malta for the purpose of the carriage of a substantial quantity of drugs. She was also Maltese registered. Having been watched for some weeks she was seen to load with drugs and was intercepted by HM Navy and SBS personnel off the coast of Portugal.

R v Huck

– briefed to prosecute a large quantity of drugs being brought up the Bay of Biscay by yacht ready to be discharged at The King Harry Ferry at Falmouth. The vessel was met mid Bay of Biscay by undercover customs officers who took the drugs leaving the Royal Navy to arrest the yachts crew. Thereafter the drugs were taken to meet the shore party who were also arrested.

R v. Gregory

– importation of two large suitcases full of cocaine being imported from Cochabamba, Bolivia.

R v Adiguzel

– importation of heroin by Turkish immigrants into London and then to Bristol
 

Operation Deride/Yardstick  (R v. Richman)

National Crime Squad – Swindon. Importation of drugs from Holland inside heavy electricity cable reels. The conspiracy was for the large scale weekly supply of drugs via Holland. Undercover Dutch police officers were involved.

RAPE

                    R v Harrhy

                    Child Abuse Rape

R v. Robertson -

the multiple rape of sisters

R v. O’Neil rape

– briefed to defend 
Numerous other murder, attempted murder and rape cases

UNUSUAL/MISCELLANEOUS

Manslaughter the pilot of a Hercules aircraft which had 
collided with a soldier who was performing specialist duties

R v. Brown

driver of a coach on a day out with elderly persons from Chichester who fell asleep at the wheel causing multiple deaths 


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