A POLICE officer has admitted perverting the course of justice after asking a relative to lie for him following a car accident.

Stuart Morris, 30, asked the person to submit a letter to a civil court containing false information after the crash in September 1998.

He pleaded guilty to the charge at Newcastle Crown Court yesterday and will be sentenced on May 4, following the preparation of a psychiatric report after his barrister told the court he was suffering from post traumatic stress disorder.

Morris of Turner Avenue, South Shields, was granted bail until that date