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A couple who concocted a series of lies in an attempt to avoid a speeding fine have been sentenced to two months in prison.
After activating a speed camera while travelling at 41 mph in a 30 mph zone on New Town Row, Birmingham in April 2007, a 43 year old woman from Moseley first claimed that four men had attempted to run her off the road, before her husband claimed that somebody else was driving at the time.
An investigation by the West Midlands Police Camera Enforcement Unit found no evidence to support either claim and the woman, along with her husband, was charged with attempting to pervert the course of justice. The pair pleaded guilty at Birmingham Crown Court and were sentenced to two months in prison. The original speeding charge carried a fine of £60, along with three penalty points.
Inspector Paul Farley, of the Camera Enforcement Unit said: "These individuals have tried hard to evade prosecution for a safety camera offence. Their actions were irresponsible and have wasted considerable police and court time. There is a strong message in the sentences imposed by the judge that lying to the police and courts will not be tolerated."