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Workington woman who denies making “false” statement to police to stand trial

Carlisle Crown Court

[A] WORKINGTON woman accused of giving a false statement to police will stand trial next month.

Emma May Bishop, 37, faced one charge when she appeared at Carlisle Crown Court.

During a short hearing before Judge James Adkin, Bishop, of Whitfield Court, pleaded not guilty to allegedly perverting the course of public justice.

The charge alleges that on June 26 last year, at Workington, she made a statement in evidence to police, the contents of which she “knew to be false”.

A trial, estimated to last one day, will now be held in front of a jury at the crown court. This is due to start in the week of June 25.

In the meantime, Bishop was remanded in custody by Judge Adkin.

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