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A 45 year old man has been sentenced to 6 months imprisonment suspended for 12 months for attempting to pervert the course of justice after he tried to get out of a fine after he was snapped by a Chiswick speed camera.

David Jameson activated the safety camera whilst travelling at 51 mph in a 30mph zone on the A4 Great West Road in Chiswick earlier this year.

A notice of intended prosecution was issued which Jameson completed alleging his vehicle was not involved in the offence because at that time it was off the road, he also stated that his number plate must have cloned.

He was asked to submit photographs of his vehicle in order that a comparison with the offending vehicle could be made, however the photos, which he supplied, showed that the number plate was in a different style to the offending vehicle.

During the investigation it transpired that Jameson had purchased a different style number plate from Halfords and placed it over his original number plate. He also removed identifying stickers before he photographed his vehicle.

Jameson was subsequently arrested for perverting course of justice, the original offence of speeding and having no insurance.

He pleaded guilty at Isleworth Crown Court and was sentenced to 6 months imprisonment suspended for 12 months for perverting the course of justice. He also received a £150 fine and received 3 penalty points on his licence for speeding, he was also fined £200 and his licence was endorsed with 8 penalty points for driving with no insurance

Inspector Larry Jones, MPS Safety Camera Unit Operations Manager said, "This successful conviction proves that the MPS will not tolerate those who attempt to evade the law. Our dedicated team of investigators will ensure that those who try avoiding prosecution by whatever means will not succeed. "

October 13, 2006