Senior Haringey councillor Nilgun Canver to stand trial in January on perverting course of justice charge
A senior Haringey councillor will stand trial in January after pleading not guilty to a charge of attempting to pervert the course of justice.
Cllr Nilgun Canver, a former cabinet member for environment, appeared at Wood Green Crown Court today accused of lying to police about a car accident her son was involved in.
The prosecution allege that Cllr Canver, 56, told police she was behind the wheel of the family’s BMW on January 24 this year when it hit a man and crashed into a lamppost on Seven Sisters Road, but retracted it just minutes later.
The court heard today how Cllr Canver admitted her son was driving and her defence revealed they would be arguing it was a “heat of the moment lapse”.
Burak Canver, 22, was convicted for the crime in August.
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The court was due to hear an application by the defence to have the case dismissed but this was withdrawn and instead will be heard on the first day of trial.
Cllr Canver was released on bail without conditions and will appear for trial on Monday January 20.
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The trial is expected to last up to four days.