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PREVIOUS INCONSISTENT STATEMENT
1. Mrs Chan you're here today because you witnessed someone stealing a car?
2. And you say that this person was Mr Jones don't you?
3. You're aware aren't you that you're the only person giving evidence in this case who witnessed this?
4. So you appreciate that it's vital that your account is accurate, as it's the only one the jury has to go on?
5. Mrs Chan a moment ago you said that the closest point the person you identified was from you was about 5 metres didn't you?
6. You know that you're under oath don't you?
7. And you're aware what that oath means?
8. It means you've sworn to tell the truth the whole truth and nothing but the truth?
9. So I want you to take your time and really think about this, are you sure that the closest point this person was from you was about 5 metres?
10. Can you remember making a statement to the police about witnessing these events?
11. Usher please could you give the original witness statement to Mrs Chan.
12. Mrs Chan, if I could invite you to look to the top of the first page of that statement, that's your name there isn't it?
13. And the statement is also dated the 16th January 2014 isn't it?
14. So you made this statement to the police the same day as the observation didn't you?
15. Presumably then the events would have been fresh in your mind?
16. In fact, it would be fair to say that your recollection when you made the statement would be better than it is today?
17. If I could ask you to look at the top of the statement again, there's a declaration there which says that the statement is true to the best of your knowledge and belief and that you make it knowing that, if it is tendered in evidence you shall be liable to prosecution if you have willfully stated in it anything which you know to be false or do not believe to be true. Can you see that?
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