Peterborough MP Fiona Onasanya told a jury her brother told her he had ‘sorted out’ a notice her car had been caught speeding. Labour MP Ms Onasanya recalled receiving a Notice of Intended Prosecution (NIP) letter relating to speeding on July 24. She told jurors she had assumed she was at Parliament that day and left the letter for whoever was driving to complete.“I jumped down to the date which was 24.7.17. I looked at my calendar on my phone and looked at what day the 24th was. I then folded back the letter put it back in the envelope, phoned my mum to say I’ve got a speeding something or other that’s come through.“I then left it at my mum’s house. There’s an area in the living room where we leave post for one another if it needs attention.“I made the assumption at the time that I would have been in Parliament because it was a Monday and then I left it with the relevant person who would have known who the driver was.”She … [Read more...] about Peterborough MP Fiona Onasanya tells court her brother said he had ‘sorted out’ speeding ticket
Plead guilty to speeding ticket
The brother of the MP for Peterborough has admitted perverting the course of justice by lying to police about who was driving a speeding car. Singer Festus Onasanya admitted three counts of perverting the course of justice, a week before he was due to face trial with MP and former Cambridge councillor Fiona Onasanya. Ms Onasanya, 34, and her 33-year-old brother were jointly accused of misinforming Cambridgeshire Police about who was responsible for driving a speeding vehicle on July 24 2017. It was alleged they named a man called Aleks Antipow as being behind the wheel to avoid prosecution. The MP's brother, who lives with his mother in Chesterton, Cambridge, pleaded guilty to perverting the course of justice in relation to the incident. He also pleaded guilty to two further charges of perverting the course of justice, which involved blaming someone else for two separate speeding incidents on June 17 and August 23 last year. The singer, who is on a tour of the Midlands and … [Read more...] about MP’s brother admits perverting course of justice over speeding ticket
It's a letter that motorists dread - a 'notice of intended prosecution for a speeding offence'. However if a driver has broken the speed limit and been caught then they must deal with the consequences. But do you know what happens when faced with a speeding ticket or your rights to appeal? What happens first? If you are caught by a speed camera, you should be sent a Notice of Intended Prosecution (NIP) and Section 172 notice within 14 days. How long do you have to respond to the notice? You have 28 days to return the Section 172 notice which informs the police who was driving the car. After this you'll be sent a Fixed Penalty Notice (FPN). What is an FPN and what are the next steps? An FPN is a fixed penalty notice and this is where you can choose to please guilty or not guilty. If you plead guilty... You'll have to pay a fine and points will be added to your licence. The amount and number will depend on how fast you were going. You may be given the option to attend a speed … [Read more...] about What happens when you get a speeding ticket and can you appeal?
SCAMMERS who helped drivers escape penalties for speeding tickets could have cost innocent people their licences and even their jobs. Jason Sallis and Sarah Beddow were finally caught after the large number of speeders supposedly living at the same address in Leamington was spotted. Sallis, 47, of Blondvil Street, Coventry, and Beddow, 32, of Jubilee Fields, Stockton, near Southam, both pleaded guilty at Warwick Crown Court to conspiring to pervert the course of justice. Sallis, who only entered his pleas on the day of his trial, was jailed for three years. But mother-of-two Beddow, who had pleaded guilty more than a year ago, was given a 15-month sentence suspended for 12 months and ordered to do 150 hours of unpaid work. Prosecutor Philip Brunt said notices of intended prosecution were sent to the registered keepers of cars caught speeding, and in each case they were returned naming another person as the driver. He explained no fewer than 38 speeding offences committed in … [Read more...] about Speeding ticket scammers sentenced
A company director who fitted a laser jammer to his Range Rover and made rude gestures as he drove past police safety cameras on the A19 has been jailed. Timothy Hill, 67, threw the device in a river behind his home in Grassington, North Yorkshire, when he found out that officers had launched an investigation. He also claimed that he wasn’t driving the vehicle – which has distinctive private number plates – and was working 60 miles away at the time. But today he was jailed for eight months at Teesside Crown Court and banned from driving for a year for perverting the course of justice. Hill drove past North Yorkshire Police’s mobile safety camera vans on the A19 near Easingwold, Thirsk and Crathorne on three occasions in December. On all three occasions, he was photographed gesturing at the camera with his middle finger. Police also detected a laser jammer on his white Range Rover. Officers began an investigation and Hill initially lied about where the vehicle … [Read more...] about Company boss used laser jammer to avoid A19 speeding ticket