Conman sent innocent man to court
AN innocent man was arrested at work and held prisoner after an Ipswich conman used his name to avoid a speeding ticket.Daniel Wyss, of Sussex, had been working on his bicycle at work when police swooped and arrested him.
AN innocent man was arrested at work and held prisoner after an Ipswich conman used his name to avoid a speeding ticket.
Daniel Wyss, of Sussex, had been working on his bicycle at work when police swooped and arrested him.
Mr Wyss was taken to a police station where he was searched and locked in the cells for 31 hours.
He telephoned his work and family to try to explain his wrongful arrest. Mr Wyss was then brought to South East Suffolk Magistrates Court in Ipswich where it finally emerged that he had reported his driving licence stolen sometime earlier and was an innocent man.
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He was then discharged from the court with no way of getting home and having lost two days pay.
Ipswich Crown Court heard that Aubrey Glasgow, 25, of Coltsfoot Road had known Mr Wyss and had handed over his driving licence instead of his own when he was stopped for speeding on the A11 at Red Lodge last March.
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Michael Crimp prosecuting said Glasgow was also discovered to have obtained a loan for a £1,578 computer from PC World by using someone else's details.
Glasgow was again stopped for speeding last November on the A12 in Capel St Mary, he was driving at almost 100 miles per hour.
Glasgow who has no previous convictions and a clean driving licence pleaded guilty to perverting the course of justice, obtaining property by deception and to speeding.
Jude Durr, mitigating said Glasgow was a talented website designer who had moved to Ipswich from London and lived with his partner Dawn and her eight-year-old son.
He said the former University Student regretted what he had done and understood what a "frightening and confusing" experience it must have been for Mr Wyss. A similar incident had happened to Mr Glasgow before.
Judge David Goodin said: "This is a very serious offence indeed, you must go to prison, there is no alternative."
Glasgow was jailed for six months for perverting the course of justice, seven days for obtaining property by deception and his licence was endorsed with five penalty points for speeding.