Man faces trial after failing to name driver wanted by police
A PRESTLEIGH man has been ordered to stand trial at Taunton Crown Court accused of perverting the course of justice and failing to give information to the police.
Neil Anthony Richardson was in the dock before Somerset Magistrates at Yeovil charged with the offences which are alleged to have been committed in March this year.
He was charged that between March 9 and 13 at Shepton Mallet, with intent to pervert the course of justice, failed to give information relating to the identification of the driver of a Vauxhall Astra who was alleged to have been guilty of an offence.
He was also alleged on March 9 to have failed to give information relating to the identification of the driver.
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The defendant, aged 31, of Prestleigh Hill, Prestleigh, did not enter any pleas and the matter of perverting the course of justice was so serious that it could only be dealt with at the crown court.
The magistrates adjourned both matters until Monday September 9 when Richardson must attend a preliminary hearing at Taunton.
In the meantime he was released on unconditional bail.