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Speeding van owner jailed for trying to escape justice with “hoax” photos

Carlisle Crown Court

[T]HE owner of a van which twice broke the speed limit in Cumbria has been jailed for lies he told and fake photos he made in a desperate bid to escape prosecution.

Jordan Charles Notley, 23, was sent official forms and asked to state who was driving the van both on December 16 in 2016 and April 8 last year. On both dates, it was caught on cameras going too fast – first through 30mph Warwick Bridge, near Carlisle, and then within a 40mph A66 zone at Kirkby Thore between Penrith and Appleby.

Carlisle Crown Court heard Notley sent documents to a central ticket office which falsely stated that his van was “off the road” at the relevant times. He also supplied “hoax” altered images of his van as he sought to claim they did not match speed camera photos.

On the first occasion no further action was taken and Notley was even offered an apology by the enforcement agency. But he was caught out the second time when suspicions were raised and “careful detective work” exposed his crimes.

In court today (TUES) Notley admitted twice doing acts tending and intended to pervert the course of justice, and was jailed for six months.

Judge James Adkin told Notley, of Neidpath Court, Craigievar Wynd, Edinburgh: “The rules of the road apply to everybody. You are not excluded from that group.”

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