Wigan banned driver caught in a car he had just bought

A motorist caught driving a car he had just bought while banned has been given a suspended prison term.

Monday, 26th April 2021, 4:34 pm
Updated Monday, 26th April 2021, 4:46 pm

Wigan justices heard Bobby Shaw was subject to a disqualification when police stopped his Peugeot 307 on Field Street on April 10. It emerged that the 30-year-old of Carlyle Grove, Leigh, had actually bought the vehicle since he had been banned.

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Justices saw this as an aggravating feature along with past convictions and sentenced him to eight weeks’ jail but suspended the term for a year. He must also pay a victim services surcharge and court costs totalling £213.

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Wigan and Leigh Magistrates Court