Dear Humberside Police,
Below is a link to the first of 7 pages of a false witness statement (1 Sep 2015) contained in a Crown Prosecution Service bundle handed to the defendant by the court usher only minutes before a court hearing on 30 September 2015.
The witness has signed the statement declaring the following:
"This statement, (consisting of 7 page(s) each signed by me) is true to the best of my knowledge and belief and I make it knowing that, if it is tendered in evidence, I shall be liable to prosecution if I have wilfully stated in it anything which I know to be false or do not believe to be true."
The statement is not true, nor could the person who made the statement have believed it to be so.
Please disclose the following in relation to the witness statement referred to:
1. Was the statement tendered in evidence
2. Humberside police forces policy with regards to dealing with an allegation that such a witness statement is untrue
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Dear Mr Gilliatt
Please find attached response.
Apologies for the delay.
Angela Clement| Senior Information Compliance Officer| Humberside Police |
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