A MOTHER and her son will face a trial in June over an allegation that they conspired together to pervert the course of justice.

Pamela Shoulder, 46, of Pounteys Close, Middleton-St-George, near Darlington, and her son Ian Pritchard deny the offence.

It is said to have been committed between February 2 2012 and May 1 2012.

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The pair both appeared at Teesside Crown Court, Mrs Shoulder in person and 20-year-old Pritchard via a video link to Aylesbury Prison where he is serving a jail sentence for sex offences.

The case was adjourned by the Recorder of Middlesbrough, Judge Simon Bourne-Arton and a trial is due to take place on June 2.