X

Cookies

Continue We want you to get the most out of using this website, which is why we and our partners use cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to receive these cookies. You can find out more about how we use cookies here.

Thursday, 02 October 2014

Subscriptions  |  evouchers  |  Jobs  |  Property  |  Motors  |  Travel  |  Dating  |  Family Notices

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.

SHARE THIS ARTICLE

News & Star What's On search





Vote

Marked differences in fuel prices across north and west Cumbria - does it matter?

It does matter. There's unfair advantage

For the sake of a penny or two per litre? No

Why worry. Up one week, down the next - all drivers are losers in the end

Show Result

Hot jobs
Scan for our iPhone and Android apps
Search for:
NEWS & STAR ON: