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Bransgore man George Hughes jailed and banned from driving for more than five years



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A STRING of vehicle offences saw a Bransgore man put behind bars for 34 weeks and banned from driving for more than five years.

George Hughes (48), of Burnt House Lane, was sentenced by Southampton magistrates after being found guilty of seven charges he had earlier denied relating to an incident in Arundel Close, New Milton, on 6th February.

He was said to have failed to stop a vehicle when required by a police officer and drove without due care and attention by mounting the kerb at speed.

George Hughes appeared at Southampton Magistrates' Court
George Hughes appeared at Southampton Magistrates' Court

The defendant also damaged a Hampshire police Ford Focus and a woman’s Renault Clio, and drove without a licence or insurance.

Jailing Hughes, the Bench ruled the matter was serious as the offences were committed during the two-year period of a suspended sentence imposed in June 2019 for driving while disqualified.

He was also banned from the roads for 64 months and told to pay £250 compensation for each of the two vehicle damage offences.

The magistrates refused an application for bail pending an appeal against their decision.



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