Banned driver gave false name to police when stopped

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A banned driver who has already served a prison term this year for driving while disqualified was caught at the wheel in Bourne.

Nicholas Allatt (57), of no fixed address, was driving a blue Jaguar on Cherry Holt Road on August 20 when the police automatic number plate (ANPR) system flagged up that there was no insurance and the driver was disqualified.

Jim Clare, prosecuting, said Allatt gave a false name to the officer and an address in Peterborough.

But then a second officer arrived on the scene who knew Allatt and knew he was disqualified.

Mr Clare said Allatt made full and frank admissions in interview and said he was only driving the vehicle to a scrap yard.

He said Allatt’s case wasn’t helped by the fact that he was given a prison term in January this year for driving while disqualified.

At Thursday’s hearing before magistrates in Grantham, Allatt pleaded guilty to driving while disqualified, driving without insurance and obstructing a police officer.

Solicitor Roger Lowther, mitigating, said this was Allatt’s fourth conviction in a short period of time and asked magistrates to order a probation report before sentencing him. Sentence was adjourned to September 27.