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Workington woman who gave false alibi to husband handed jail term

Carlisle Crown Court

A WOMAN who provided police with a false alibi in a “misguided” bid to help her husband has been given a four-month prison sentence.

Emma May Bishop, 37, landed herself in hot water last June as officers investigated violence involving her other half, William Bishop, who later received a suspended prison term.

Prosecutor Brendan Burke told Carlisle Crown Court: “She (Emma Bishop) made a statement in June 26, 2017, completely covering the entire time when the offence could have happened by saying she had been at home with her husband.”

However, it emerged William Bishop was instead caught on CCTV in a town centre where violence had taken place. He was later sentenced for affray.

At the crown court this week, Emma Bishop, of Whitfield Court, Workington, admitted a charge of perverting the course of public justice.

A judge who heard she did so out of “a sense of misguided loyalty” to her husband gave her the prison sentence. This was added to another jail term she is currently serving.

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