Man lied in his statement for police incident

Michael Haycock, 21, of Marlborough Terrace, Bridlington
Michael Haycock, 21, of Marlborough Terrace, Bridlington

A Bridlington man has admitted lying to the police over a fight in which a man was seriously injured in Bridlington by his friend.

Michael Haycock, 21, was charged with giving a false statement to police on March 9 about who-hit-who-first in a fight involving Richard Lynn. He claimed Mr Lynn was struck first.

Mr Haycock, of Marlborough Terrace Bridlington appeared at Hull Crown Court on Monday May 18 and pleaded guilty to a single charge of giving a false written statement to Humberside Police which could be used in evidence.

Haycock pleaded not guilty to doing an act intending to pervert the course of justice on May 7 2014.

The court heard Haycock’s evidence did not affect the case of Richard Lynn who was accused of an unprovoked assault.

Lynn was convicted and given a two-year custodial sentence.

Judge Mark Bury told Haycock: “What you did was stupid, but did not in fact pervert the course of justice. You have no previous convictions. I have had you assessed for unpaid work.”

He gave Haycock 150-hours of unpaid work and a 12-month community order.