Parachute Signaller acquitted of ‘attempted rape’ in Catterick Court Martial

James Hay represented Signaller acquitted after trial before the Judge Advocate General of allegations initially reported to the guardroom as ‘attempted rape’.

The Signaller had always maintained that the complainant, who approached him on his return from a night out to Merville Barracks, Colchester, had fabricated and exaggerated her account against him to secure her unescorted release from camp.

The 6-person mixed Board acquitted the Signaller of the sexual allegations in short order, and he received a financial penalty for the Breach of Standing Orders.

James was instructed by Amer Ahmad of JD Spicer Zeb.

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