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Wednesday, 30 July 2014

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Mum set fire to her own car to 'cover up' earlier collision

A mother who set fire to her car and then claimed it had been stolen has been given a suspended prison sentence at Carlisle Crown Court.

Lyndsey Ann Burlinson, 34, destroyed the car so that nobody would know she had been involved in a minor collision with another vehicle.

But 17 days later she went to the police and confessed what she had done.

Burlinson, of Slatefell Drive, Cockermouth, pleaded guilty to perverting the course of justice and fraudulently making an insurance claim.

She was given an eight-month prison sentence, suspended for two years and put under two years probation supervision.

The judge told her she would have gone to prison had she not been needed at home to look after her three children.

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