On 10th April 2018 David Brooke QC and Ian Mullarkey appeared at Newcastle Magistrates’ Court to resist applications made by the applicant (following his successful prosecution for a public order offence) for summonses alleging fraud by non-disclosure to be issued against the Crown Prosecution Service Reviewing Lawyer and three police officers involved in his criminal case.

Having heard submissions, the District Judge refused the application and ordered the applicant to pay towards the costs.

David Brooke Q.C. was instructed by the Crown Prosecution Service. Ian Mullarkey was instructed by Northumbria Police.