Regan Jailed For Lying To Cops Over Murder

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March 22, 2012 | 12:16pm EST

British actor Brian Regan has been jailed for almost five years for lying to cops over the murder of a nightclub doorman.
Regan, who had a longrunning role in popular U.K. drama series Brookside, drove a gunman to and from the location of the hit in Liverpool, north England in February last year.

He later told police he was with his partner at the time of the incident, and was subsequently charged with murder and perverting the course of justice.

Regan was cleared of murder earlier this year when a jury accepted he did not know the man in his car on the night of the killing was a hitman armed with a shotgun.

But he was found guilty of perverting justice by lying about his whereabouts and disposing of a pair of gloves he had been wearing that night.

Regan was caged for four years and 10 months in January but the sentence was only made public on Thursday following the conclusion of the trial of his co-accused.