Businessman accused of paying off witness

Michael Chinn
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A MILLIONAIRE businessman is to face a jury trial accused of offering money to a witness who was due to give evidence against in an earlier wounding trial.

Michael Chinn (37), of Old Fendike Road, Weston Hills, denied a charge of perverting the course of justice between October 1, 2010 and November 8, 2011 when he appeared before Lincoln Crown Court on Friday.

Chinn is accused of offering money to a witness in return for the witness not giving evidence against him.

Judge Sean Morris adjourned the hearing and Chinn will stand trial on the perverting the course of justice charge later this year.

Chinn was remanded in custody.

The prosecution arises out of an earlier case which resulted in Chinn being jailed for 15 months for unlawfully wounding Meghan Davis (22) after he was convicted of throwing a bottle at her in the Loaded nightclub in Spalding.

RIGHT: Michael Chinn will stand trial later this year.