Case dropped against man accused of assaulting PC after West Hampstead squat party

The trial of a man who was arrested outside 65 Maygrove Road has been thrown out

The trial of a man who was arrested outside 65 Maygrove Road has been thrown out - Credit: Archant

The case against a man charged with assaulting a police officer after a raid on a West Hampstead squat has been dropped.

Michael McGirr, 29, of Castlehaven Road, Camden Town, was arrested following an incident in Maygrove Road on May 6.

He was later charged with assault of a police constable in the execution of duty and was due to go on trial at Enfield Magistrates Court on Wednesday.

Police officers were called to Maygrove Road on several occasions during the first May bank holiday weekend to reports of squatters disturbing neighbours with loud parties.

Eye-witnesses claimed there were up to 100 people staying at the property, which is a former office building, until police arrived and asked them to move on.


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At the court hearing, the prosecutor decided the case should not proceed due to a lack of evidence.

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