Former councillor faces court charges

Former Councillor Andrew Ferryman. Photo: Trevor Bradford..
Former Councillor Andrew Ferryman. Photo: Trevor Bradford..

A former Sutton on Sea councillor has appeared before magistrates at Skegness on a charge of perverting the course of justice.

Forty-four-year-old Andrew Ferryman, formerly of Camelot Gardens in Sutton on Sea, but now living at an address near Retford in Nottinghamshire, faces allegations of perverting the course of justice between June 14, 2011 and May 15, 2012 at Sutton on Sea.

The charge, read on October 9, alleges that Andrew Ferryman gave false details on a Notice of Intended prosecution and sent false e-mails to the police which resulted in the arrest of an innocent third party.

He is also charged with using a PT cruiser motor vehicle without insurance on Main Road, Saltfleetby on February 11, 2011, and making a false statement that he had held a full UK driving licence for nine years, between September 1, 2010 and September 30, 2011 at Sutton on Sea to obtain a certificate of insurance.

Andrew Ferryman stood down from Mablethorpe and Sutton on Sea Town Council recently due to ill health and an election was held on Thursday to fill his seat on both Mablethorpe and Sutton on Sea Town Council where he represented Sutton on Sea North Ward, and also East Lindsey District Council where he was a district councillor.

He also set up and was chairman of Sutton on Sea First Residents Association which he also stood down from recently.

On leaving the association in July this year, Andrew Ferryman explained that he would remain an active member and was made an honourary life president.

No pleas were entered at this stage and Andrew Ferryman was sent for trial at Lincoln Crown Court.

His first appearance will be on Tuesday, November 6.