THE mum of 'murdered' Bernadette Walker, 17, admits she lied to police – but denied knowing her daughter was dead.
The teenager, who vanished from her Peterborough home in July last year, has never been found. Her dad Scott Walker, 51, has denied murdering her.
Today, both Scott Walker and Bernadette's mum Sarah Walker, 38, appeared in the dock in connection with her disappearance.
And Sarah Walker admitted two counts of perverting the course of public justice by lying to police trying to find out what had happened to her daughter.
The charges alleged the defendants sent messages from Bernadette's phone between July 18 and September 12 last year and provided false information to detectives on July 21.
She denied two further charges which allege the couple 'gave the impression Bernadette Walker was alive', and that they knew she was dead.
Scott Walker is accused of murdering his daughter on July 18 2020. The couple reported her missing on July 21.
A trial has been fixed for June 21 at Cambridge Crown Court with a time estimate of two to three weeks.
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Both defendants are in custody.
Cops launched a huge search for Bernadette after being told she had disappeared.
But on September 11 last year, they announced they were treating her disappearance as a murder investigation.
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