Banned Driver Facing Jail For Driving Van While Disqualified

BANNED driver John Lamb is facing a jail sentence, after admitting that he drove a van when disqualified. Lamb – who has previous convictions for the same offence – was spotted by an off duty police officer as he drove a white Ford Transit in Back Hill at

BANNED driver John Lamb is facing a jail sentence, after admitting that he drove a van when disqualified.

Lamb - who has previous convictions for the same offence - was spotted by an off duty police officer as he drove a white Ford Transit in Back Hill at Ely.

When banned from driving back in 2002, he was told he must take an extended re-test and the end of the disqualification, but had never done so.

"He told police he had bought the van from a man on a caravan site a couple of weeks earlier," prosecutor Emma Dmitriev told Ely magistrates. "He claimed that police had told him he was no longer disqualified."


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But, she said, when Lamb was stopped he was in possession of a solicitor's letter, saying he would have to apply for a licence at the end of his ban.

Lamb, 31, of Walsingham Way, Ely, had previously admitted driving on April 14 while disqualified, and without insurance or an MoT certificate.

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Solicitor Adam Haselhurst said Lamb had a problem with reading and writing, and was not aware that he needed to take a re-test.

The court warned Lamb he could be jailed, and adjourned sentencing until July 10 for the probation service to prepare a report.

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