A criminal barrister from Kew has seen the publication of his first novel, a legal thriller set in Manchester and Bradford.

Oliver Jarvis read law at university after attending Grey Court School and Richmond College and is now a tenant at one of Manchester’s leading chambers.

His novel, Death by Dangerous, tells the story of a dedicated prosecution barrister on the verge of becoming a QC who sees his life come crashing down following a fatal accident.

Mr Jarvis said: "It isn’t always easy trying to manage two careers, especially as I have a family, but the reaction to the novel has made it all worth it.

"I was particularly delighted that the Kew Bookshop, where I spent many happy hours browsing the shelves, in my youth, is stocking Death by Dangerous."

The paperback is released on July 28.