Man to front court over faking death claims
The Crown Prosecution Service is considering whether to drop charges against the man accused of faking his own death to escape jail, the Guardian can reveal.
Martin Ward was arrested in London last month for allegedly lying about his age and death so as to avoid going to jail.
In a letter sent in June to Downing Street, he said that on 28 December he received a letter from a friend telling him he was being held at a police station in Hertfordshire.
But he refused to answer the phone because it was a police matter and a meeting had not taken place.
A police officer called Mr Ward’s wife, the Guardian can reveal. A statement from her said: “The police are considering whether charges of perjury need to be brought for her to contact the police.”바카라
He could face years behind bars but with a reduced sentence, which will be suspended after six months.
In one of the documents sent in June, a man said Ward’s mother had spoken out against his false claims to avoid a custody battle.
“Martin’s mother says he would rather be found dead than serve jail time,” it said. “She knows the impact this would have on his young family.”
An internal police inquiry will look at whether Mr Ward made mistakes and had gone beyond what he needed to do, the document said. “In particular there is concern in t더킹카지노erms of how this may affect his confidence as a witness and his confidence as a person and as a parent.”
In a statement released on Wednesday, the CPS said: “In view of the seriousness of these matters and the sensitivity of the issue we will be pursuing prosecution.
“As far as our investigation into this matter is concerned, the officer’s letter refers to 바카라사이트Martin’s mother.”
A spokesman added: “On 23 October, a police officer contacted me at approximately 6pm after he had received from Mrs Ward that she was seeking urgent assistance.
“We are awaiting further comments from the officer and are consulting legal advice in relation to the outcome of our inquiry.”
A CPS spokesperson said they could not confirm whether Mr Ward was not facing further charges. The force’s chief constable, Cressida Dick, told the Sunday Times last week that the CPS had opened an official investigation into the case but that she did not know whether the investigation was over.
Ward, 25, had claimed on Facebook that he was in charge of a business called IHOT, which helps people wit