Suspended sentence for fake CCTV

30/01/2013

Roger Moore, 45, from Plymouth, was today sentenced to 16 weeks imprisonment, suspended for two years at Plymouth Crown Court for perverting the course of justice. He was also ordered to pay £2000 costs.

CPS Senior Crown Advocate, David Gittins said: "Having been charged for failing to provide the identity of the driver after being caught on a speed camera in February 2011, Mr Moore proceeded to create CCTV from his home system which appeared to show his car on his drive at the time of the incident. Thanks to the diligence of the police investigators, the authenticity of this footage was questioned and it was subsequently proven to be false. A police computer analyst found that the CCTV was created 5 months later in July 2011 - the shadows cast across his drive equated with July 2011 rather than February 2011.

"The CPS authorised Devon and Cornwall police to charge Mr Moore with doing an act intending to pervert the course of justice. This is an extremely serious offence and the sentence passed today highlights just how seriously it is taken within the criminal justice system. Mr Moore escaped an immediate custodial sentence only because of his personal circumstances."