Driver admits perverting course of justice in Barrowby Thorns

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William Fletcher, 67, of Ashby de la Zouch in Leicestershire, has admitted intending to pervert the course of justice after initially denying he had been the driver of a speeding car.

During the early hours of 31st December 2013 a Vauxhall Zafira motor car activated a speed camera on the A1(NB) at Barrowby Thorns near Grantham.

The keeper of the vehicle, Mr Fletcher, responded to a Road Traffic Act notice sent to him claiming that the vehicle responsible was not his. He said that he and the car were at home in Ashby de la Zouch at the time of the activation where he was spending the Christmas period with his family and that his car had been cloned.

A subsequent Police investigation established that Mr Fletcher was driving his car from Essex to the Newark area taking him past the speed camera location at the time of its activation.

Yesterday (Monday 9th March) at Lincoln Crown Court Mr Fletcher pleaded guilty to intending to Pervert the Course of Justice. His case was adjourned to 1st May for sentence.