September 2 2014 Latest news:
Tuesday, January 7, 2014
A 24-year-old man who forged numerous sick notes to get out of doing his community service has admitted perverting the course of justice.
Naeem Dairywala, of Leamington Gardens, Seven Kings was given 100 hours of unpaid work as part of his sentence when convicted of battery.
He gave seven doctor’s certificates to the probation service saying that he was unfit for work and, when later arrested, was found in possession of cocaine.
Supt Ellie O’Connor, of Redbridge Police, said: “This man deliberately tried to deceive the probation service and avoid his work placement given by the courts.”
“Victims of crime deserve to know that punishments are enforced.”
Dairywala was convicted of two counts of battery at Inner London Crown Court, Southwark, in December 2012 and was given the unpaid work as part of his sentence.
Initially the unemployed Dairywala attended his appointments.
On January 7 2013, he gave in a genuine doctor’s certificate saying he was unfit for work in the immediate future which was accepted by officers.
Then, between February and June, he gave a further five doctor’s notes saying he was unfit for work.
Officers became suspicious in July when he missed another two appointments and then supplied a seventh certificate.
Five of these certificates were confirmed to be forgeries.
He was arrested on October 21 for perverting the course of justice when he was in possession of cocaine.
He has yet to complete his community service.
He was sentenced to a year in prison for perverting the course of justice along with four other offences at Isleworth Crown Court.
Ms O’Connor added: “Any individual who deliberately perverts the course of justice faces prosecution and could be jailed for up to seven years.”
A 14-year-old girl from Chigwell, who went missing almost two weeks ago, has been found, Essex Police said.