A man from Egham was sentenced for multiple offences after repeatedly giving the police false information.

Liam Livingstone, 25, of Elbmank Avenue, was stopped by Surrey Police officers in January whilst driving a vehicle on Lyne Crossing Road, Lyne.

He admitted to having no insurance and was found to be in the possession of cannabis.

Officers seized the vehicle under section 165 of the Road Traffic Act, and issued him with a warning for the possession of cannabis.

However, Mr Livingstone provided false details to the officers on being stopped.

Remarkably, when he was stopped again, two days later (28 January) in Egham, he gave the same false details a second time, while admitting to having no insurance.

Further checks carried out by officers later confirmed Mr Livingstone's details as false, and showed that he was a disqualified driver on a suspended sentence of 12 weeks for driving whilst disqualified and without insurance.

Mr Livingstone was eventually arrested for perverting the course of justice, driving without insurance and on Thursday, March 7, he was found to be in possession of cannabis again.

PC Thomas Smith, who investigated the case said: "The offences of driving whilst disqualified and driving without insurance are committed by people who have no regard for the community’s safety.

"Livingstone not only committed these offences twice, but provided our officers with false details of an innocent party on both occasions. He continued to try and avoid taking any responsibility for his actions.

"Perverting the course of justice is a serious offence and we will look to thoroughly investigate and put offenders before the courts."

Mr Lingstone was charged by the Crown Prosecution Service with various offences: two charges for perverting the course of justice, two for driving without insurance, two for driving whilst disqualified and one for possession of cannabis.

On April 11 Mr Livingstone appeared at Guildford Crown Court, and was found guilty of all offences.

Mr Livingstone was disqualified from driving for 12 months and sentenced to a 52 weeks imprisonment (24 weeks for his first offence, 16 weeks for his second offence, and 12 weeks which had been suspended at a previous hearing).