Southend United player pleads guilty to perverting the course of justice

Michael Timlin in action earleir this season.

Michael Timlin in action earleir this season.

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SOUTHEND UNITED footballer Michael Timlin has pleaded guilty to giving misleading information to police.

Appearing at Southend Magistrates’ Court Timlin, 28, of Pomeroy Street, south east London, admitted to three counts of perverting the course justice between November 2010 and January this year.

In October 2010, Timlin gave false information to police after being caught speeding, saying he hadn’t been driving his Audi A3. He repeated the offence in May last year.

Timlin, a midfielder at the club, then committed the offence once more in December 2012 before sending a letter to Essex police containing further false information.

In another offence, Timlin also pleaded guilty to speeding on the A127 through a 50mph zone last December.

He will be sentenced at Basildon Crown Court at a later date.

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1:32pm Wed 15 May 13

danstheman says...

Difficult to see in the current climate how he will not get a jail sentence. There was I thinking he was one of the brighter footballers at SUFC.
Big setback for SUFC and will delay his season if he has a new contract or not
Difficult to see in the current climate how he will not get a jail sentence. There was I thinking he was one of the brighter footballers at SUFC. Big setback for SUFC and will delay his season if he has a new contract or not danstheman
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1:34pm Wed 15 May 13

DogsMessInLeigh says...

so got away with it the first time...then did it again...and again, he should have kept a low profile after his first narrow escape and stuck to the limit then he wouldn't have been in this mess....or simply held his hands up and took the 9 points on the chin.
so got away with it the first time...then did it again...and again, he should have kept a low profile after his first narrow escape and stuck to the limit then he wouldn't have been in this mess....or simply held his hands up and took the 9 points on the chin. DogsMessInLeigh
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2:04pm Wed 15 May 13

robb789 says...

Oh come on give him a break he is a professional footballer and this was probably all due to the stresses of doing this difficult job. He should only get punished if he happens to actually kill someone and then it should be only a suspended sentence. I pitty these poor footballers.
Oh come on give him a break he is a professional footballer and this was probably all due to the stresses of doing this difficult job. He should only get punished if he happens to actually kill someone and then it should be only a suspended sentence. I pitty these poor footballers. robb789
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2:43pm Wed 15 May 13

notinwestcliffanymore says...

No wonder SUFC are hanging back on a contract, might not be available for part of next year
No wonder SUFC are hanging back on a contract, might not be available for part of next year notinwestcliffanymore
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4:27pm Wed 15 May 13

the citizen says...

No sympathy I am afraid - even though it may cost us a player for the start of the season. Justice and law are foundations of our society - even if it doesn't feel like it at times. To pervert the course of justice makes a mockery of this foundation and I'm afraid he deserves the book being thrown at him. Not just once (like the more famous ex-couple), not twice, but three times he tried to defraud the law.

What a stupid man! Does he deserve a jail sentence? - too right he does! No one is above the law and there are no mitigating circumstances that can reduce the severity of his actions. Why did he not take the penalty points and use a taxi for a while?

After he has taken his punishment, does his expected time we can then stand by him and offer him the opportunity to repair his tarnished image just as we have stood by other players.
No sympathy I am afraid - even though it may cost us a player for the start of the season. Justice and law are foundations of our society - even if it doesn't feel like it at times. To pervert the course of justice makes a mockery of this foundation and I'm afraid he deserves the book being thrown at him. Not just once (like the more famous ex-couple), not twice, but three times he tried to defraud the law. What a stupid man! Does he deserve a jail sentence? - too right he does! No one is above the law and there are no mitigating circumstances that can reduce the severity of his actions. Why did he not take the penalty points and use a taxi for a while? After he has taken his punishment, does his expected time we can then stand by him and offer him the opportunity to repair his tarnished image just as we have stood by other players. the citizen
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5:22pm Wed 15 May 13

Rob1997 says...

why did he have to do that he is our key player cant see the season getting off to the best of starts
why did he have to do that he is our key player cant see the season getting off to the best of starts Rob1997
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5:26pm Wed 15 May 13

marybelle says...

3 months is the correct sentence if that liberal bloke and his wife go inside so should this idiot.
3 months is the correct sentence if that liberal bloke and his wife go inside so should this idiot. marybelle
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7:48pm Wed 15 May 13

eddicaine says...

Never mind, you will only do a quarter of your sentence if imprisoned
Never mind, you will only do a quarter of your sentence if imprisoned eddicaine
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8:20pm Wed 15 May 13

tophatdt says...

He is disappointingly dumb, but there again I think most footballers aren't that bright, are they? We do need him back in the team, so let's hope he can do his time before the season starts.
He is disappointingly dumb, but there again I think most footballers aren't that bright, are they? We do need him back in the team, so let's hope he can do his time before the season starts. tophatdt
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9:30pm Wed 15 May 13

supermadmax says...

You're going down sonnyjim.
You're going down sonnyjim. supermadmax
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10:43pm Wed 15 May 13

Nebs says...

tophatdt wrote:
He is disappointingly dumb, but there again I think most footballers aren't that bright, are they? We do need him back in the team, so let's hope he can do his time before the season starts.
He will need to build the cost of a c2c season ticket into his new contract.
[quote][p][bold]tophatdt[/bold] wrote: He is disappointingly dumb, but there again I think most footballers aren't that bright, are they? We do need him back in the team, so let's hope he can do his time before the season starts.[/p][/quote]He will need to build the cost of a c2c season ticket into his new contract. Nebs
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9:16am Thu 16 May 13

Howard Chase says...

tell them your name is Vicky Pryce or Chris Huhne and you'll get an easy ride and a shorter stay in chokey than if you were just Joe Public......
tell them your name is Vicky Pryce or Chris Huhne and you'll get an easy ride and a shorter stay in chokey than if you were just Joe Public...... Howard Chase
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