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A detective pleaded not guilty to falsifying a witness statement during a murder investigation.
Hampshire Police Detective Robert Ferrow is charged with completing and signing the statement as part of the investigation into the death of Lucy-Anne Rushton, a mother of five, in Andover in June 2019.
Ms. Rushton’s husband, Shaun Dyson, 28, was jailed for life to serve a minimum of 17 years for the murder last December.
A detective has pleaded not guilty to falsifying a witness statement during the investigation into the murder of Lucy-Anne Rushton, who was murdered by her husband Shaun Dyson (pictured together).
Ferrow appeared in Winchester Crown Court on Wednesday, where he denied the crime of making a forgery with the intent that it be accepted as genuine, under the Forgery and Forgery Act of 1981.
Judge Angela Morris adjourned the case for trial on August 9 and released Ferrow on unconditional bail until then.
She told the defendant: ‘Your trial is now fixed for August 9 at this court.
‘You must attend your trial and be here in good time.
Dyson had become ‘enraged’ by a phone call 30-year-old Ms Rushton received from a man she had been in a relationship with
A spokesperson for the Independent Office of Police Conduct (IOPC) that investigated Ferrow said: “It is alleged that DC Ferrow completed and signed a witness statement during the investigation into the murder of Lucy-Anne Rushton.
Our investigation began in August 2019 and was completed in July 2020.
“At the conclusion of the investigation, we sent an evidence file to the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), which made the decision to charge the officer.”
Last December, Shaun Dyson, 28, was jailed for life for a minimum of 17 years in Winchester Crown Court for the murder of his ex-wife, Mrs. Rushton, at the family home in Andover, Hampshire, while the children were on the property.
Simon Jones, an accuser, said Dyson had been “enraged” by a phone call Rushton, 30, received from a man with whom he had been in a relationship.
Dyson, 28, was jailed for life to serve a minimum of 17 years at Winchester Crown Court for the murder of his estranged wife
Dyson repeatedly stamped Ms. Rushton at her home.
During his trial, Dyson said he had known Ms Rushton since they were together at school and the couple married in 2010 after eloping with Gretna Green, but separated in January of last year because Dyson was ‘jealous and violent’ .
Simon Jones, the accuser, told the jury that the couple’s relationship was “toxic” and that there was a “history of domestic violence.”
With her children in the house, Dyson ordered him to swallow her wedding ring because they were ‘no longer together’, just hours before murdering her at her house.
Just a week before the murder, Dyson, who according to a judge sought to ‘control, harass, humiliate and scare’ her ex, also shoved a bottle of lemonade into her mouth and left her with a bloody lip.
Her ‘extremely violent’ attack left Ms Rushton with 37 broken ribs, a fractured sternum and collapsed lungs.
She also had more than 70 bruises and suffered a ‘miserable, miserable and prolonged death’.
The victim had been dead for “some time” before Dyson decided to dial 999, initially claiming that she was not breathing and had drowned.