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Anthony Lenanton acts for the IPCC in judicial review challenge

6th November 2017

Anthony Lenanton, instructed by Mark Webb-James of IPCC Legal Services, represented the Independent Police Complaints Commission in judicial review proceedings challenging an IPCC investigation into a complaint made against Cheshire Police.

In February 2010, the Claimant, Arran Coghlan was charged with the murder of Stephen Akinyemi after he was shot and killed. In July 2010, the CPS elected to offer no evidence on the murder charge.

Mr Coghlan subsequently complained that Cheshire Police had deliberately delayed or suppressed disclosure of exculpatory material to the CPS.

The IPCC investigated and produced a report in December 2016 which did not uphold the complaint.

In February 2017, at the inquest into Mr Akinyemi’s death the coroner reached a narrative conclusion that Mr Akinyemi died during a struggle with the Claimant, who acted in reasonable self-defence.

Mr Coghlan brought judicial review proceedings against the IPCC seeking an order quashing the report and a re-investigation. Cheshire Police and Greater Manchester Police were added to the claim as interested parties.

Anthony Lenanton acted for the IPCC in drafting the Summary Grounds of Defence and at the renewed oral permission hearing, at which the Claimant was refused permission to proceed by Kerr J in the Administrative Court in Manchester.





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