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An uninsured driver, who lied to police about her identity by claiming to be one of her relatives, has been sentenced for perverting the course of justice. Syeda Tasnim Uddin, (DOB 29/12/1999) from Addlestone was spotted by officers running a red light on the M25/A3 junction back in July 2022. When pulled over, she falsely claimed to be a family member who looked similar - giving their name, date of birth, and insurance details. In March 2023, Uddin appeared at Guildford Magistrates’ Court and pleaded guilty to driving without third party insurance and driving without due care and attention. She was issued nine points, fined £500, ordered to pay a £200 victim surcharge and £85 court costs. Further investigations continued and on Monday this week (27 Nov) she pleaded guilty at Guildford Crown Court to perverting the course of justice. She was given a four-month sentence suspended for 2 years, a Rehabilitation Activity Requirement of up to a maximum of 15 days, an unpaid work requirement of 100 hours, court costs of £500 and a victim surcharge of £154. PC Andy Lawrence who originally spotted her skipping the red light said: “Committing the driving offences was one thing, but to claim a false identify and potentially let someone else take the blame for your actions is even more serious and I’m glad we were able to correctly identify the driver and get this case to court.”



Following information received about unreported bicycle thefts in Runnymede, we would like to direct cyclists towards the below link with ten top tips for bicycle security.

Even if we aren't able to recover your stolen bicycle, it is really important for us to have an accurate picture of current crime patterns so that we can direct resources towards the right locations and crime types. For example, if a particular town is getting a lot of cycle thefts, we might deploy decoy bikes, or plain clothes officers, to target the offenders. This could help prevent more people suffering the same financial loss and inconvenience.

Also, Immobilise is a great place to register all your property. This makes it easier to report your stuff stolen, and also makes it easier for us to return it you if we find it.

The National Property Register, for Phones, Gadgets, Bicycles and more - The National Property Register, for Phones, Gadgets, Bicycles & More... (immobilise.com)


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