Successful prosecution of Carl Whant

24 FEBRUARY 2012

Gregg Taylor QC has led Ieuan Bennett, both from the criminal team at 9 Park Place Chambers, in the successful prosecution of Carl Whant. He was convicted of the rape and murder of Nikitta Grender as well as child destruction of her unborn baby and arson. Whant was sentenced to life imprisonment and ordered to serve a minimum of thirty-five years after a trial lasting over  a month at Newport Crown Court. The case attracted substantial local and national press interest due to the gravity of the offences and was the most resource-intensive investigation, in terms of paperwork and manpower, that the Gwent Police force has ever undertaken.