Motoring offender on run

ONE of the country's worst motoring offenders is wanted by police today after failing to appear before Ipswich magistrates.A warrant is out for the arrest of Kyrran Jackson, who has 32 points on his licence, after he did not turn up at his sentencing for driving while banned from the road.

ONE of the country's worst motoring offenders is wanted by police today after failing to appear before Ipswich magistrates.

A warrant is out for the arrest of Kyrran Jackson, who has 32 points on his licence, after he did not turn up at his sentencing for driving while banned from the road.

The 20-year-old was arrested when police saw him get behind the wheel of his car and attempt to drive off, shortly after they had spoken to him about a separate incident.

At a hearing earlier this month, South East Suffolk Magistrates' Court heard Jackson had been a witness to an alleged fight, which officers were called to in Foxhall Road on January 30.

After giving a statement and having his details checked on the police database, officers watched as Jackson got into the driver's seat of his Vauxhall.

Lesla Small, prosecuting, said: “Officers carried out checks on everyone at the scene in Foxhall Road.

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These showed Jackson to be a disqualified driver. They then watched as he got into an Astra car.

“They arrested him for driving while disqualified and took him to the police station.

“He stated his date of birth incorrectly and his address incorrectly. His identification was then found.”

Jackson, who represented himself in court, said. “There was a fight at my girlfriend's house I was scared for her she had just had a fight I wanted to go and give a statement as I was the one who split up the fight. I didn't know where the police station was so I followed a police car.”

The unemployed former mobile phone salesman, of Sydenham Hill, Lewisham, pleaded guilty to driving while disqualified driving without insurance and obstructing a police officer during the hearing.

He was released on bail by magistrates and had been due to return to the court last Friday.

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