Abbas Lakha QC represents defendant charged with murder during armed robbery

06 November 2020

Abbas Lakha QC is currently representing a Defendant at Birmingham Crown Court in a case involving allegations of an armed robbery during which it is alleged that an employee of the company to be robbed was executed because he refused to open up the safe which contained cash and Jewellery.

The original trial was in 2016 when his client was absent having gone to Pakistan. He was extradited earlier this year and whilst in custody pending trial he decomposed mentally. Following a hearing involving three experts, his client was found to be unfit to stand trial.

Abbas is now engaged in a trial of the issue of fact as to whether he did the act of murder without any consideration of his guilt.