Man jailed after being found with cloned number plates in St Albans

St Albans Magistrates Court

St Albans Magistrates Court - Credit: Archant

A man has been jailed for six months after being found on the M1 near St Albans with three sets of cloned number plates.

Manjit Tanawa, 37, of Ashbourne Road, Derby, was caught on the M1 between Junction 6 for St Albans and Junction 6a with three sets of cloned number plates on Thursday, January 5, intending to use them to commit fraud.

Tanawa, who pleaded guilty, was sentenced at St Albans Magistrates Court on Tuesday, March 14.

He was sent to prison for 26 weeks, as the offence was believed to have caused serious harm to the victims, and Tanawa had previous convictions for similar charges.

He was also ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £115, to be paid in installments of £5 per week.

The number plates were ordered to be destroyed.