Colchester twin denies giving sister’s details to police over alleged driving offence

Chelmsford Crown Court

Chelmsford Crown Court - Credit: Lucy taylor

An identical twin has denied giving her sister’s details after she was stopped by police for a driving offence.

Shannon Taylor, of Magdalen Street, Colchester, was pulled over by officers on May 27 last year for driving without insurance.

Taylor, 22, then allegedly pretended to officers to be her sibling, giving false details.

Her sister was then summoned to court, where the alleged lie came to the fore.

Taylor now faces a charge of perverting the course of justice, which she denied during a hearing at Chelmsford Crown Court today, Thursday, June 22.

Sasha Bailey, defending, said the charge was a “misunderstanding”.

She said: “It’s accepted she was driving the car and accepts she was stopped, it’s the conversation that then happened.

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“It can only be a misunderstanding,”

Judge David Turner QC urged Taylor to keep in touch with her legal representatives, and set a provisional trial date in the October 30 warned list.