Man Jailed After Perverting the Court of Justice

A man who provided false information when issued with more than 25 speeding tickets has been jailed.

Over a two-year period, Hassan Shaukat, 22, activated 28 speed cameras in a number of vehicles, with an astonishing 26 activated over a four-month period. 

When Shaukat, of Killinghall Road, Bradford, received the notice of intended prosecution for the offences, he provided false information, in a bid to avoid accruing points on his licence. 

Shaukat’s dishonesty was uncovered in January this year following a policing investigation, which linked Shaukat to the offences, and he was later charged with perverting the course of justice. 

He appeared before Bradford Crown Court on 10 October where he pleaded guilty to two counts of perverting the course of justice.

On Thursday (4 November 2021), Shaukat was sentenced to 12 months in prison, disqualified from driving for two years and six months, and ordered to pay a £156 fine.

Rachel Wainwright of West Yorkshire Police’s Casualty Reduction Unit said: “Shaukat has shown a blatant disregard for the safety of road users and the consequences of speeding by providing false information, thinking he was above the law.

“I welcome Shaukat’s sentencing because his behaviour was not only dangerous, but also repeated on a number of occasions. 

“Speed limits are in place for a reason and when you are caught, you will face the consequences, even if you try to avoid them.”

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