Matthew Heywood was instructed as disclosure junior to assist Philip Benetts QC in the prosecution of Paul Wadkin and Jason Gomez, who were both charged with the murder of fellow prison inmate, Darren Flynn.

The Defendants, serving inmates at Swaleside prison, attacked fellow inmate Darren Flynn by stabbing him 190 times in a frenzied attack that led to his death.

Jason Gomez pleaded at the door of trial with Paul Wadkin maintaining his innocence. However, after 2 weeks of evidence Paul Wadkin was convicted unanimously. Jason Gomez was sentenced to a ‘whole life order’ and Paul Wadkin was sentenced to 30 years.