A BRADFORD man has been ordered to pay more than £1,000 for failing to provide police with the identity of a driver who was alleged to have committed an offence.

Usmaan Mahmood, 28, of Planetrees Road in Laisterdyke, was found guilty of not complying with a police request, at Beverley Court House in the East Riding of Yorkshire, back on November 23 last year.

He was sentenced last Thursday (January 6).

Mahmood pleaded not guilty on June 26 last year and the case was sent for trial on November 23.

He was proved guilty of failing to give information relating to the identification of the driver/rider of a vehicle when required, in his absence, on that day.

The sentencing was then adjourned to December 15 in 2021, to consider if there were mitigating circumstances (including exceptional hardship) for not ordering disqualification from driving.

It was then moved to January 6 of this year and Mahmood did not attend again.

The case was in relation to a request made in Beverley by, or on behalf of, the Chief Officer of Police for Humberside.

The request was for information from Mahmood relating to the identification of the driver of a Volkswagen, who was alleged to have been guilty of an offence.

Mahmood was ordered by the court to pay £1,346 in total.

This includes a £660 fine, a £66 surcharge to fund victim services and costs of £620 to the Crown Prosecution Service.

The balance must be paid by February 10.

Mahmood also had his driving record endorsed with six penalty points and has been disqualified from driving for two years due to repeat offending.