“I asked if they had tracked the number it was supposed to have come from and they said no. I don’t think they knew what to say to me.
“I presumed she had shown them her phone, but they had no evidence, no witnesses, nothing.
“The interview didn’t go on very long.”Well, no. One wonders why they arrested you at all.
Still, they got your DNA & fingerprints. Maybe that’s what they were really after?
When police decided not to take the case further, Mrs Sales was adamant she did not want her niece to try again, and pressured police to press charges against her for perverting the course of justice.
Pankhurst protested her innocence when questioned in September, and continued to do so until she appeared at Basildon Crown Court on January 5, when she admitted the charge against her./facepalm