A man has been convicted of perverting the course of justice following a car crash in Penn.

Terry Walsh, 45, of Malvern Close, High Wycombe, was found guilty of one count of perverting the course of justice by a unanimous jury at Amersham Crown Court on Thursday, September 16, following a two-day trial.

This is in connection with an accident that happened two years ago, when Walsh fled the scene of the crash and falsely reported his vehicle as stolen.

Investigating Officer PC Dawn Seston, of the Roads Policing Department, said: “Walsh was involved in a single vehicle road traffic collision on Church Road in Penn on September 13, 2019.

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“After the collision, Walsh fled the scene and then falsely reported his vehicle stolen.

“Thames Valley Police investigated the collision and forensic examinations proved that Walsh was in his vehicle on the day of the collision.

“When faced with this overwhelming evidence, Walsh continued to try and lie to cover his involvement in the collision.

“The jury saw through Walsh’s lies, and convicted him of perverting the course of justice.

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“Walsh’s actions caused thousands of pounds worth of damage, as his vehicle destroyed a retired couple’s garden, brick wall and gate.

“He has also wasted both Police and Court time.

“This investigation demonstrates that Thames Valley Police will not hesitate in prosecuting people who attempt to pervert the course of justice.”

Walsh is due to be sentenced at the same court on Thursday, October 28.