We have had a lot of Media interest over the last week relating to the high profile acid attack case in the Mangle Nightclub on 17th April 2017.
Our Ayesha Nayyar has been in the public eye and her reputation as one of the leading personal injury lawyers in the Country is growing.
We act for a number of the victims who had acid thrown at them in a packed busy nightclub.
The acid was thrown by Arthur Collins who is the ex-boyfriend of TOWIE TV star Ferne McCann. He denied responsibility alleging that he did not know it was acid and made his victims give evidence at trial at Wood Green Crown Court.
Ayesha listened to the evidence during 5 week trial. On Monday 13th November 2017, the jury returned a verdict of Guilty on 5 counts of causing Grievous Bodily Harm with Intent and Guilty on 9 counts of Actual Bodily Harm.
The case had a lot of media interest because the Defendant was the ex-boyfriend of a reality TV star. It was also newsworthy as acid attacks are on the rise and this case is unprecedented in terms of the number of people that were injured in one acid attack. There is expected to be further media interest when Arthur Collins is sentenced on 19th December.
Ayesha was interviewed for various TV channels including Sky News and BBC Breakfast. She released a statement on behalf of the victims which was read out on Sky News. She also spoke on various radio stations including BBC Radio 1, BBC5 Live, LBC Radio and Heart FM. She has also been featured in The London Evening Standard, Manchester Evening and Daily Mail amongst other publications.
On the press coverage, Ayesha said “I spent a lot of time with the media during the trial and they were very sympathetic to my clients. All reporting of the case was done in a sensitive manner for which we were grateful. Some of the victims chose to do press interviews, however my clients did not. They could not face the thought of reliving the incident again and the media respected that”.
For any further media enquiries please contact Sue at Nayyars on 0161 491 8520.
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