Nicholas Lumley QC and Chloe Hudson successfully prosecute shipping container murder case

Nicholas Lumley QC and Chloe Hudson have successfully prosecuted James Sutcliffe, who shot another man in the head in a shipping container in Denholme, Bradford. The trial lasted for three weeks at Bradford Crown Court before Mr Justice Lavender.

Having shot the deceased, the Defendant then dumped his body in a bog on Oxenhope Moor where it lay undiscovered for a period of 5 weeks.

West Yorkshire Police secretly recorded the Defendant and his family, the first time evidence obtained by covert recordings from so many different sources had been used in one case. The body was only discovered when the Defendant and his parents discussed the location of the body and their plans for its removal.

Parents Kevin and Janet Sutcliffe were also found guilty along with their son of conspiracy to pervert the course of justice for their part in plotting to move and dispose of the deceased.

Mr Justice Lavender sentenced James Sutcliffe to 31 years’ imprisonment, both of his parents received two years’ imprisonment.

Media coverage of the case can be found here:

Nicholas Lumley QC
Call 1992
QC 2012


Chloe Hudson
Call 2003


26th Jul 2018


Add

News


Share

Twitter

Linkedin

Facebook

Reddit

Portfolio close
Title Type CV Email

Remove All

Download


Click here to email this list.