Sunday 21 January 2018

Woman admits soliciting undercover police officer to murder man

The gold statue on top of the Central Criminal Court, also referred to as Old Bailey, in central London Credit: Clara Molden/PA Wire
The gold statue on top of the Central Criminal Court, also referred to as Old Bailey, in central London Credit: Clara Molden/PA Wire

Emily Pennink

A woman has admitted trying to convince an undercover police officer to commit murder.

Nurten Taycur, 28, pleaded guilty at the Old Bailey to soliciting the officer named only as "John" to kill a man called Ercan Akan last year.

The charge states that between November 10 and December 12 she "solicited, encouraged" and "endeavoured to persuade" him to murder Mr Akan.

Taycur, of Pembury Road, Hackney, east London, entered her plea by video link from Holloway prison.

Judge Peter Rook QC adjourned sentencing until April 29 so that psychiatric and probation reports could be prepared.

Press Association

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