Man is fined for false Bradford car-jacking report to cover up damage done to van (From Bradford Telegraph and Argus)
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Man is fined for false Bradford car-jacking report to cover up damage done to van
4:31pm Tuesday 28th January 2014 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."