Crown Advocate charged with assault on man (74)

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ONE of Jersey’s most prominent lawyers has been charged with assaulting a 74-year-old man.

David Steenson

Crown Advocate David Steenson – who has been involved in some of the most high-profile cases the Island has seen in recent years – is due to appear in the Magistrate’s Court next week charged with grave and criminal assault.

It has been confirmed that Advocate Steenson will not be prosecuting cases in the Royal Court while the case against him is ongoing.

Earlier this week, the police issued a witness appeal after a 51-year-old man allegedly assaulted a 74-year-old at a private address on Tuesday 30 April.

The police have since confirmed that Advocate Steenson was charged and released on bail in relation to the incident.

Advocate Steenson qualified as an English barrister before moving to Jersey. He was admitted as an advocate in the Island in 2004 and is one of the founding partners of the Steenson Nicholls law firm.

He is due to appear in the Magistrate’s Court on Thursday 16 May.

Anyone with any further information is asked to call the States police on 612612 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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