Anthony Potter of No5 Chambers prosecutes knifeman at Birmingham Crown Court

Anthony Potter of No5 Chambers has prosecuted Cedric Brown, 46, who has been jailed for five years after carjacking a mother’s car with her two chidren inside. 

In April last year Brown was escaping the scene of an attempted burglary when he threatened Lucy Lawton with a knife and told her to get out of her vehicle, before dragging her out.

By this time, the police had arrived and Brown sped off with the two children still in the car and the rear door hanging open.

He abandoned the vehicle and was caught following a brief chase.

This material was sourced from the No5 Chambers website.