Bradford Man Jailed for Attempt to Evade Speeding Fines

Friday, 17th September, 2021

A Bradford man has been jailed after he repeatedly gave false details to try and evade speeding prosecutions and took out insurance policies in other people’s names.

Adeel Wahid, 25, of Hilton Grove, Bradford, pleaded guilty to one count of committing acts intending to pervert the course of justice and two counts of fraud by false representation.

He appeared at Bradford Crown Court today (Friday, 17 September) where he was sentenced to six months in prison.

Between 4 February, 2019, and 22 July, 2019, a vehicle activated speed cameras in West Yorkshire on seven occasions. Wahid was sent Notices of Intended Prosecution which he returned with false driver details. 

During the same timeframe, two fraudulent insurance policies were taken out on the vehicle using names and addresses of real people. These policies were paid for using bank accounts that did not belong to Wahid.

Rachel Wainwright, of West Yorkshire Police’s Prosecutions and Casualty Prevention Unit, said: “Wahid repeatedly disregarded the law and drove at dangerous speeds while driving a car that was not adequately insured.

“He tried to evade paying for his actions and has brought real, uninvolved, people into his lies when he has used their details to take out insurance policies.

“It is law-abiding motorists who ultimately pay when people don’t correctly insure their vehicle through increased premiums and we are determined to make sure those that don’t abide by the law are taken off our roads.”

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