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Boxer Matt Skelton could be jailed

Former British and European heavyweight boxing champion Matt Skelton has been warned that he could be jailed after admitting attempting to pervert the course of justice.

A judge at Cambridge Crown Court said all options were open after hearing how the fighter lied about who was driving when faced with a speeding fine.

Skelton, 43, of Wilden, Bedfordshire, admitted attempting to pervert the course of justice three times between November 2006 and November 2008.

The court was told that Skelton had on three occasions falsely named "Brian Williams" as the driver when accused of speeding.

Judge Gareth Hawkesworth adjourned sentencing until December 10 and freed Skelton on conditional bail.

"The offences are serious and you must not expect, just because I am giving you bail, that you are going to be free after sentence," the judge told Skelton.

"All options, including custody, are going to be open to this court when it comes to sentencing."


From Belfast Telegraph