On Friday, 17th March the All Saints' College Mock Trial team started the year well with a convincing win against Katoomba High School in the first practice round of competition, held at Bathurst Court House.
The team, consisting of Bradley Gardiner and Noah Baldwin as barristers, Hannah McCarthy as solicitor, Benjamin Darlington and Declan Duncan Keen as witnesses and Eliza Pirie as magistrate's clerk participated in a criminal prosecution instituted by the Police against the defendant, who had been charged with criminal damage to a train station wall.
Our first witness, a train traveller, gave evidence of seeing the defendant holding a can of turquoise paint and standing facing the wall which was covered in purple and turquoise graffiti.
Our second witness, a police constable who attended the scene, found turquoise paint on the defendant's hand.
We were able to provide evidence from CCTV footage that no one else had entered the station at the time of the alleged offence.
Clothing worn by the defendant when interviewed by police matched that seen by the train traveller.
We managed to win both the case and the trial 179-136 points.
Mrs Catherine Dundon