PC cleared over speeding 'cover up' for Bexley boyfriend
PUBLISHED: 11:20 26 April 2011
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A police officer from has been cleared of plotting with her boyfriend to cover for him over a speeding offence.
Anna Glynn, 29, a PC with Bromley Safer Neighbourhood Team, was accused of trying to claim she was driving the BMW which was photographed over the limit to spare her boyfriend points on his licence.
Glynn and boyfriend Lee Wilton, 30, of Bexley, both denied conspiring to pervert the course and were cleared by a jury last Wednesday.
Southwark Crown Court previously heard that Glynn called Bedfordshire Police Central Ticketing Office to try to falsely claim she was driving the car, after receiving notice of the offence in April last year.
Glynn was told by the office that a photo taken from the speed camera appeared to show a man with short hair in the driver’s seat.
The court was played a recording of a subsequent phone conversation between the couple, in which Wilton could be heard pleading with Glynn to cover for him, saying: “I can’t have these points. Can’t you cut your hair short? It looks better short anyway. I’m not kidding, get it done.”
Glynn was then heard telling him to “sort it out” himself.
She admitted she had discussed the possibility of falsely claiming responsibility, but denied that her actions amounted to a perversion of the course of justice.