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Woman denies injuring officer

Warwick Crown Court
Warwick Crown Court

A WOMAN accused of injuring a police motorcyclist whose legs and pelvis were broken in a crash is expected to stand trial in September, writes our court correspondent.

Lisa Perkins, aged 47, of Meadow Road, Alcester, has pleaded not guilty at Warwick Crown Court to causing serious injury to PC Ian Jamieson by dangerous driving.

The charge follows a collision on the B439 Evesham Road near Luddington between Perkins, driving a Citroen C2, and police motorcyclist PC Jamieson at 3.15 in the afternoon on 2nd November last year.

PC Jamieson was riding a Kawasaki ZG1400 during a police advanced motorcycle training course at the time.

He suffered multiple fractures to both legs and to his pelvis, and was flown by air ambulance to University Hospital in Coventry where he underwent surgery the following day.

Prosecutor, Glyn Samuel, was asked by Judge Andrew Lockhart QC during a recent hearing: “You are not saying it was a deliberate act?”

And Mr Samuel confirmed: “Not a deliberate act to drive across the path of the other vehicle, but we say she should have known the police vehicle was there.”

Discussing witnesses for the trial, Tom Gent, defending, said PC Jamieson was not required to give evidence. Judge Lockhart, pointing out that ‘today is the last day for credit’ for a guilty plea, asked Mr Gent whether he required any more time to discuss the case with Perkins.

But the barrister said he did not. So Judge Lockhart adjourned the case for trial, which is expected to last three days.

The trial was not given a fixed date, but is to be put into a ‘warned list’ for a period in September, and Perkins was granted bail.

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