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Producer lawyer perverts justice
Bruce Hyman leaving court
Hyman faces a jail term
A lawyer who produced the radio version of The Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy has pleaded guilty to attempting to pervert the course of justice.

Bruce Hyman was caught on CCTV sending a fake legal document to his opponents in a child custody case.

The document was designed to show his client's opponent - the child's father - in a bad light.

Sentencing was adjourned at Taunton Crown Court on Monday, and Hyman was released on bail.

Simon Eades, the father in the custody case, said: "To be accused in court of something that the judge makes very plain could lead to a term of imprisonment, cannot be decribed. It's horrifying."

Hyman is a barrister, a radio and theatre producer, and script writer.

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