A BRADFORD man who lied to police twice after being caught speeding has avoided jail.

Appearing at Bradford and Keighley Magistrates' Court yesterday, Mohammed Shoaib Hussain admitted two offences of perjury relating to speeding offences from 2019.

Hussain, 25, of Park View Road, Manningham, was handed a six-month jail term suspended for a year by magistrates, and also ordered to do 80 hours of unpaid work and pay £437 in fines and costs.

He was caught doing 37 miles per hours in a 30mph zone on July 27 and 47mph in a 40mph zone on August 23, both in 2019.

After both incidents, Hussain, was sent a Notice of Intended Prosecution (NIP) in which he claimed other people with no known connection to the vehicle had been driving.

But in court yesterday, he confessed to lying to police.

Speaking after the sentencing, Rachel Wainwright, of West Yorkshire Police’s Prosecutions and Casualty Prevention Unit, said: “Hussain hoped to evade speeding convictions by providing false details of who was driving the vehicle.

“West Yorkshire Police will not tolerate poor driving on our roads as well as attempts to avoid the consequences.

“I hope it serves as a deterrent to anyone who thinks they can evade justice.”