Disgraced detective is handed suspended sentence

Amanda Pinto QC and Mark Fenhalls QC visit Chambers
January 25, 2020

Richard Barton concludes a case of media interest concerning a former police officer seeking to meet an underage girl online for sexual activity.

The case involved analysis of past records about the Defendant’s behaviour when he was a serving detective inspector in a murder enquiry.  Richard was briefed by Sussex CPS, and was able to advise them on how the Defendant’s previous conduct might be utilised in the current investigation, and then conducted all hearings in order to ensure there was continuity of representation in what was a complex case.