Driver doctored CCTV to mislead Crash Investigation

A driver doctored CCTV footage in an attempt to mislead police investigating a collision he caused on the A12.

Driver doctored CCTV to mislead Police Crash Investigation f

he lied to police about his involvement by doctoring the dates

Sayeed Ahmed, aged 25, of Barking, was jailed for seven months after it was found he faked CCTV footage to avoid prosecution for a crash he caused on the A12.

Ipswich Crown Court heard the crash led to the hospitalisation of a motorcyclist.

It also resulted in the closure of the northbound carriageway of the A12 near Capel St Mary.

Police were called to the scene at around 1:35 pm on July 28, 2019.

It was established that another vehicle had failed to stop at the scene of a crash.

It caused a motorbike to leave the carriageway and its rider with severe road rash.

A police appeal for witnesses led to the identification of a VW Golf registered to Ahmed.

He was issued with a notice of intended prosecution for driving dangerously.

However, he lied to police about his involvement by doctoring the dates on CCTV images of his car in his driveway.

Ahmed was subsequently charged with perverting the course of justice by tampering with CCTV to add weight to his claims that his vehicle was elsewhere at the time.

Mobile phone footage recorded from another car showed Ahmed’s vehicle weaving in and out of traffic while in convoy with a Lamborghini and Bentley.

He was then seen braking sharply in front of the motorbike.

In February 2021, Ahmed pleaded guilty to both offences.

In a pre-sentence report, it was heard that Ahmed was the main financial provider for his family and principal carer for his ill mother.

In mitigation, Mandisa Knights said Ahmed had been forced to grow up quickly to provide for his family but had acted with extreme immaturity by trying to cover up for his “despicable” driving.

Judge Emma Peters said Ahmed had been “showboating” with his friends on the way to a wedding by weaving through traffic and braking suddenly to inconvenience the biker following an angry exchange of gestures.

Judge Peters said she had taken into account the impact of immediate custody.

But she said Ahmed’s actions had struck at the heart of the administration of justice, and that only a prison sentence could reflect his culpability and the harm caused.

On March 17, 2021, Ahmed appeared in court to be sentenced for careless driving and perverting the course of justice.

Ipswich Star reported that he was jailed for seven months. He also received a 16-month driving ban.

Dhiren is a journalism graduate with a passion for gaming, watching films and sports. He also enjoys cooking from time to time. His motto is to “Live life one day at a time.”

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