Two Wattisham soldiers accused of lying to police about car crash in Needham Market

Suffolk Magistrates' Court, in Ipswich. Picture: ARCHANT

Suffolk Magistrates' Court, in Ipswich. Picture: ARCHANT

Two Suffolk based soldiers have been charged with perverting the course of justice after allegedly making false statements to police in relation to a road collision.

Andrew Hollis and Geraint Bayliss, both 19, of 653 Squadron 3 Regiment Army Air Corps (AAC), Wattisham Airfield, appeared at magistrates court in Ipswich on Tuesday.

Both men are accused of committing an act, or series of acts, with intent to pervert the course of public justice namely making a false statement to police in relation to a collision in Needham Market on December 12.

Bayliss is also alleged to have driven a Ford Focus in Coddenham Road, Needham Market, without third party insurance, while Hollis is accused of permitting Bayliss to use the vehicle.

Neither gave an indication of plea to the charges, which will all be dealt with at crown court, where a case management hearing is due to take place on June 5.

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