Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Police Chief charged with perverting course of justice

A police chief and his wife were today [16th July 2012] charged with perverting the course of justice after she allegedly accepted speeding penalty points on his behalf.

Acting Deputy Chief Constable of Leicestershire Police, Gordon Fraser, 48, was alleged to have been behind the wheel of a car when it was registered as going over the speed limit in Scotland.

His wife Teresa, 42, is accused of accepting the penalty points on his behalf and claiming she was behind the wheel.

Baljit Ubhey OBE, Chief Crown Prosecutor for Thames and Chiltern Crown Prosecution Service said today the incident was investigated by Hertfordshire Constabulary due to Fraser’s links to the Leicestershire force.

'A criminal complaint was made alleging that Mrs Fraser had accepted responsibility for a speeding offence allegedly committed by Mr Fraser on 29 September 2011 in Strathclyde,' she said.

'Having carefully considered all of the available evidence, we concluded that there is sufficient evidence to bring criminal charges against Mr and Mrs Fraser and therefore, authorised Hertfordshire Constabulary to charge them with doing acts tending to pervert the course of justice.

My comment: Sounds a bit like the Chris Huhne case.

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