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Woman admitted lying to the police

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A woman lied to police that she had been assaulted by her former partner, Craigavon Court heard last Wednesday.

Olga Jemeljanova (24), of Burnbrae Avenue, Portadown, admitted wasting police time on April 26.

The court heard police went to a property about a domestic incident but when they got there they found no one inside.

The defendant later made a complaint that a person had assaulted her outside her friend’s address in Woodside Green.

He denied that he had assaulted the defendant who later told police she was not assaulted but made the complaint as a way of getting back at him. She was cautioned for wasting police time.

She claimed he had been out with his friends drinking too much and wanted to get back at him. A solicitor for Jemeljanova said she apologised for her behaviour.

There had been a fall-out between the parties that day. He had called to take her home in the car but she wanted to stay with her friend.

There was an argument about her drinking as she was pregnant. He felt that she should not be drinking. In her temper she phoned the police.

District Judge, Mr Mervyn Bates, said it was very important the criminal justice system was not abused in this way.

He adjourned the case until January 8 next year so that a pre-sentence report could be prepared.

 

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