After a two day trial at the Wolverhampton Crown Court, in which Amiee Parkes prosecuted, Elaine Taylor, was found guilty of perverting the course of public justice after she provided her son, Liam Tabannor, a false alibi.

Following a hit and run on the 23rd November 2018 on Long Lane in Halesowen, a pedestrian was left with life changing injuries. The driver of the vehicle left the scene however, officers were able to trace the vehicle to Liam Tabannor. Miss Taylor made a statement to the police claiming her son was at home all evening. She then confirmed this account in police interview however, at the trial she changed her story claiming that she assumed he’d been in all evening but in fact hadn’t seen him until just before officers arrived.

Taylor was convicted by the jury of perverting the course of public justice and sentenced to 8 months immediate custody.

Her son, Liam Tabannor, pleaded guilty at the PTPH to causing serious injury by dangerous driving and received 21 months immediate custody.

The case was reported by Birmingham Mail, Express and Star and Halesowen News.