Fiona Onasanya

Cell site data pivotal in retrial of Fiona Onasanya MP

Update: 29 January 2019

Following her conviction, Fiona Onasanya MP was today sentenced at the Old Bailey to three months in prison. Her brother Festus was jailed for 10 months for his involvement, after pleading guilty.

Mr Justice Stuart-Smith told Onasanya: “You have not simply let yourself down, you have let down those who look to you for inspiration, your party, your profession and Parliament.”

20th December 2018

The Labour MP for Peterborough, Fiona Onasanya, has been found guilty of perverting the course of justice by misleading police to avoid speeding charges.

The 35-year-old solicitor had denied she was driving her Nissan Micra when it was caught doing 41mph in a 30mph zone in Thorney, Cambridgeshire, in July 2017.

During the Old Bailey retrial, after a previous jury failed to reach a verdict, the court heard that Onasanya’s mobile phone was being used in the vicinity of the speed camera at the time of the offence.

Communications data analysis provided by Hertfordshire Police using CSAS software, along with expert testimony from Forensic Analytics, helped to secure a conviction.

The MP’s brother Festus Onasanya, 33, previously pleaded guilty to three counts of perverting the course of justice.

Find out more (BBC website)

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