Haringey borough councillor Nilgun Canver found guilty of perverting the course of justice

Haringey Independent: Nilgun Canver outside Wood Green Crown Court on Thursday Nilgun Canver outside Wood Green Crown Court on Thursday

A senior Haringey councillor broke down in tears after she was convicted of attempting to pervert the course of justice.

Councillor Nilgun Canver was accused of lying to police after her son crashed the family’s car in Tottenham in January, 2013.

A jury at Wood Green Crown Court today found her guilty by a majority of ten to two after more than a day of deliberation.

Before passing sentence, Judge Fraser Morrison said: “This was a short period of lunacy on your part and your good sense of judgement had parted from you.

“Perhaps you thought you were protecting your son but your attempts to pull the wool over the police officer’s eyes was short-lived and were doomed to fail, as you see now.”

Cllr Canver was sentenced to a conditional discharge of one year and was ordered to pay costs of £500 and a £15 victim surcharge.

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5:35pm Thu 30 Jan 14

tottenhammick says...

So she won't even get community service,what's the point,if that was me in dock on the same charge,I would be in prison.
So she won't even get community service,what's the point,if that was me in dock on the same charge,I would be in prison. tottenhammick
  • Score: 5

9:33pm Thu 30 Jan 14

GenghisKhan says...

Deport the horror.
Deport the horror. GenghisKhan
  • Score: 5

9:58am Fri 31 Jan 14

ZenithB says...

Community service at the very least could be good remedial training for a politician. What else can one think of?
Community service at the very least could be good remedial training for a politician. What else can one think of? ZenithB
  • Score: 6

6:05pm Tue 4 Feb 14

WilliamRead says...

Press reports indicated that Burak Canver, Councillor Canver's son, was alleged to be driving the car without the permission of the owner, without insurance, failing to stop after an accident and making off after an accident.

Has Burak Canver been prosecuted? If not, why not?
Press reports indicated that Burak Canver, Councillor Canver's son, was alleged to be driving the car without the permission of the owner, without insurance, failing to stop after an accident and making off after an accident. Has Burak Canver been prosecuted? If not, why not? WilliamRead
  • Score: 2

10:02am Wed 5 Feb 14

ZenithB says...

You are right, William Read. It's absolutely important that the public be informed about this: What happens in law if someone is in this kind of position?
You are right, William Read. It's absolutely important that the public be informed about this: What happens in law if someone is in this kind of position? ZenithB
  • Score: 0

7:32pm Wed 5 Feb 14

WilliamRead says...

Thanks, Zenith B. I understand that such prosecutions are brought by the Crown Prosecution Service, and they will have decided whether or not to prosecute Burak Canver. It may be that his prosecution was awaiting the outcome of Councillor Canver's prosecution, and therefore it will now go ahead. If nothing happens in the next month, I shall contact the London CPS to find out why this alleged criminal is escaping justice. .
Thanks, Zenith B. I understand that such prosecutions are brought by the Crown Prosecution Service, and they will have decided whether or not to prosecute Burak Canver. It may be that his prosecution was awaiting the outcome of Councillor Canver's prosecution, and therefore it will now go ahead. If nothing happens in the next month, I shall contact the London CPS to find out why this alleged criminal is escaping justice. . WilliamRead
  • Score: 1

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