Operation Planestoke 1 & 2

Yesterday saw the conclusion of proceedings against those involved in the violent death of a man in South Leeds.

In August of last year Sidney COX was brutally killed by a gang of men wielding shovels, machetes and a replica sword.

Alistair MacDonald QC, Chris Smith and Ben Campbell were involved in the prosecution of a trial earlier in the year which saw convictions for murder and conspiracy to commit grievous bodily harm. Today a further five defendants were given a total of 35 years and 2 months for their part in the events of that fateful day.

The case involved a careful synthesis of CCTV evidence and telephone call traffic together with expert analysis of cell-site data of more than a dozen mobile telephones.

For more information:

Alistair MacDonald QC
Call 1983
QC 2000

Chris Smith
Call 1997

Ben Campbell
Call 2008

10th Oct 2014








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