Change of plea for landlady

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A LANDLADY who admitted being behind a fake heist on her social club wants to put forward a different version of events, a court heard.

 Kim Collins, 42, pictured, sparked a huge police operation after a cleaner found her bound and gagged in the Big Club in Boldon Colliery, in June.

 But after police found holes in her story she admitted to making it up.

 Collins, of Station Road, Boldon Colliery, pleaded guilty to wasting police time at South Tyneside Magistrates’ Court earlier this month.

 Magistrates asked for reports and she was due back at court on Friday November 17. That case was delayed because the interviews had not been carried out and the case was further adjourned until last Friday.

 But Collins did not turn up and the court had a message from her new solicitor to say she wanted to change her plea to not guilty and is now saying the raid on the club did actually happen.

 The case was adjourned until December 10, when Collins and her solicitor will ask to change her plea. If accepted, a date will be set for a trial.

 She was granted unconditional bail.