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A DELIVERY DRIVER who evaded prosecution for almost seventy speeding offences over the past ten years was finally nabbed after he was snapped sticking two fingers up to a speed camera.

Forty seven year old Waqas Chaudhry, appeared before Manchester Crown Court to hear 67 charges for driving at excessive speed, which were committed by either him or relatives between 2013 and 2014.

The driver, a director of Manchester-based Speedy Sofas Ltd, attempted to evade capture by placing German export registration plates on his Mercedes delivery van but after a decade of dodging was finally grabbed by the long arm of the law.

The court heard how Chaudhry attempted to avoid prosecution by supplying false information to offence notices that were delivered to him. He pleaded guilty to conspiracy to pervert the course of justice and was handed down an 18 month jail term. He was also disqualified from driving for 21 months.

PC Vaughan Sherrah-Davies of  Greater Manchester Police’s road crime division said:

Chaudhry persistently broke the law and has ended up in prison. The dishonesty of his actions will stay with him for the rest of his life and I hope this serves as a warning – the Road Crime Unit of Greater Manchester Police is determined to prosecute those who undermine camera enforcement and try to evade justice – we will catch up with you.

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