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Lesbian admits 'marriage' charge
Suzanne Mitchell
The judge told Mrs Mitchell not to speak to the media
A woman has admitted entering into a civil partnership with her lesbian partner while she was still married.

Mother-of-three Suzanne Mitchell, of Wingfield Gardens, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, pleaded guilty to breaching the 2004 Civil Partnerships Act.

The 29-year-old admitted making a false statement by entering into a union with Catherine Beddowes before her marriage to Charles Mitchell had been annulled.

The case was adjourned until next month for pre-sentence reports.

Judge Robin Onions granted bail to Mrs Mitchell, who has now split with her female partner and has been re-united with her husband, Charles Mitchell.

Judge Onions also questioned Mrs Mitchell's decision to conduct a magazine interview while awaiting Monday's court appearance and warned her not to carry out further press interviews before sentencing.

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