Dad spared jail over witness-threat plot

SPARED JAIL ... Steven Corner, left, was given a suspended prison sentence. His son, Joe, is pictured top right, and wife Andrew Coutts bottom right.

SPARED JAIL ... Steven Corner, left, was given a suspended prison sentence. His son, Joe, is pictured top right, and wife Andrew Coutts bottom right.

A FATHER who was caught promising to “sort out” witnesses who were due to give evidence in court against his son has been spared jail.

Steven Corner plotted with his son Joe, who was on remand in Durham Prison over a metal-bar attack which left a 20-year-old man with a fractured skull, to pervert the course of justice.

The plan was uncovered during taped telephone conversations from the prison.

 

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