Seven Kings man escapes jail sentence after framing complete stangers for speeding offences

Riaz Ahmed has been sentenced to seven years' imprisonment. Photo: PA

Riaz Ahmed has been sentenced to seven years' imprisonment. Photo: PA - Credit: PA Archive/Press Association Ima

A man has been sentenced for perverting the course of justice after falsely blaming three innocent people for speeding who were then all summonsed to court.

Narinder Singh’s Bentley Continental and a Mercedes registered to his then home address in Coopersale, Essex. activated speed cameras in London and Essex numerous times between February 2011 and September 2014.

On each occasion, other people were alleged to have been driving the cars at the time, resulting in them being summonsed to court.

It emerged that none of the three men knew Singh, had driven the cars or had completed the forms in which they had allegedly confirmed they were the drivers.

Enquiries revealed the handwriting on the completed forms were similar and the address given for each of the alleged drivers was the same one in Ilford.

None of the accused drivers had ever lived there.

Singh, 46, of Parkway, Seven Kings, was voluntarily interviewed and later charged with two counts of perverting the course of justice.

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He pleaded guilty at Chelmsford Crown Court on April 3 and was sentenced at the same court last week to 12 months’ imprisonment, suspended for 12 months, and ordered to pay £1,500 costs.

Chris Sydric, casualty reduction section investigating officer, said after the hearing: “Singh put innocent drivers through the stress and anxiety of being summonsed to court, forcing them to defend themselves for offences they had not committed.”