Man is fined for false Bradford car-jacking report to cover up damage done to van

Man is fined for false Bradford car-jacking report to cover up damage done to van

Man is fined for false Bradford car-jacking report to cover up damage done to van

First published in News

A man who falsely claimed to be a robbery victim has been fined by police.

The 19-year-old, of Bradford, reported that he and a 29-year-old woman had been 'car jacked' by two men while tparked in Legrams Lane.

But the pair gave conflicting statements about the incident.

A check on the vehicle's movements showed it was clearly damaged about an hour before the report was made.

Further investigation established the man invented the robbery after the vehicle, a white Mercedes-Benz he had borrowed from a friend, was damaged.

The man was arrested, admitted making a false report and was fined £90.

Detective Inspector Alan Flynn, of Bradford CID, said: “"Instead of escaping payment for the damage, he found himself footing the bill for that and a fine for wasting police time."

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree