R v Terrence Winslow – The Nanny Carjacker Case

This was a notorious case where the defendant had carjacked a nanny and two small children.  George Hepburne Scott was drafted in to prosecute this high-profile case.

The nanny had been forced at knifepoint to drive from a supermarket car-park. She was rescued by a quick-witted and brave member of the public who heard her calling for help as the car stopped outside a pub.

This member of the public (a builder) sprinted to the car and repeatedly punched the kidnapper in the face and disarmed him. He was commended by the judge for his selfless actions.

George Hepburne Scott successfully prosecuted this case which later went to the Court of Appeal and became a leading authority on sentencing law regarding kidnapping cases.

This case was covered on BBC.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/london/3901921.stm