Court: Haringey councillor Nilgun Canver due for perverting course of justice trial

06:30 20 January 2014

On trial: Cllr Nilgun Canver

On trial: Cllr Nilgun Canver


A senior Haringey councillor is set to stand trial this week charged with attempting to pervert the course of justice.

Cllr Nilgun Canver, a former cabinet member for environment, is accused of lying to police about a car accident her son was involved in. She denies the charge.

A four day trial has been slated for Cllr Canver at Wood Green Crown Court, the first day of which is due to hear an application by the defence to have the case dismissed.

The prosecution alleges that Cllr Canver, 56, told police she was behind the wheel of the family’s BMW on January 24 last year when it hit a man and crashed into a lamppost on Seven Sisters Road, but retracted the claim just minutes later.

Her defence said during the last hearing that they would be arguing her claim was just a “heat of the moment lapse”, and she soon admitted her son was driving.

Burak Canver, 22, was convicted in August 2012 of taking the family’s BMW 520d without consent, failing to stop after an accident and driving without insurance.

Related articles

Latest News Stories

Conker champions from left are Albert 5, Addison 7, Trey 4. Picture: Dieter Perry

Just a few short years ago, the annual Hampstead Heath annual Conker Championships broke the Guinness World Record for the biggest ever knock-out conker tournament, when 395 people turned up.

Yesterday, 17:47
Pubs and clubs in London could face having to contribute to the costs of policing and cleaning the streets

Venues which stay open past midnight in Camden may find themselves charged a levy to cover the costs of policing and cleaning the night-time economy.

Yesterday, 16:30
Theo Seddon-Deane, who has cerebral palsy, with mother Catharine Seddon

Theo Seddon-Deane was born at just 26 weeks, weighing less than a bag of potatoes, and needed a ventilator just to keep him breathing.

Yesterday, 15:34
Christopher Matt

Detectives are hunting a convicted sex attacker who has disappeared while on licence from jail.

Yesterday, 13:57
Tom Franklin, Camden Green Party

The chairman of Camden’s Green Party branch has denied sitting down in front of a tank on its way to an arms fair.

Yesterday, 12:57
Pauline Cafferkey as she was discharged from the Royal Free in January

A Scottish nurse being treated at the Royal Free Hospital for a late complication of the Ebola virus is in a “serious condition”, the team treating her has said.

Yesterday, 12:57
New Wetherspoon pub opening in Muswell Hill

A controversial Wetherspoon pub is opening next week on Muswell Hill Broadway.

Yesterday, 12:26
Breda Athan helped treat three Ebola patients at the Royal Free

A senior nurse who led on the treatment of three Ebola patients at the Royal Free Hospital has been honoured at the Nursing Times Leaders awards 2015.

Most read news

Property Newsletter Sign-up

Get the latest North London property news and features straight to your inbox with our regular newsletter

I am also happy to receive other emails...
Fields marked with a * are mandatory
Email Marketing by e-shot


Angharad Baa Stool in Rare Breed.

Great British Life is offering a sheepskin footstool worth £199 to a lucky reader

You'll be stocked up on toiletries  for a while!

Cosmetics, toiletries, vitamins and more.

You could be splashing the cash at Topshop!

Just imagine what you could do with £1,000 to spend at Topshop.

Digital Edition

Read the Hampstead & Highgate Express e-edition today E-edition
Family Notices 24

Local business directory

Our trusted business finder