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Bradford man using false licence to get impounded cars released jailed

He has been sentenced to 27 months in prison.

A Bradford man who secured the release of several vehicles from police compounds by posing as someone else has been sentenced.

Raees Choudry, used a driving licence featuring his own photo on it on six occasions when retrieving 13 vehicles that had been impounded by West Yorkshire Police. But the details on the photo card were those of another person he was impersonating. The licence had been fraudulently adapted.

Mr Choudry also provided an interview to the police in the name of the person he was impersonating and signed documents in his name.

Appearing before Leeds Crown Court yesterday, 29 September 2021, the 37-year-old, of Sowden Road, Bradford, who had admitted 13 counts of fraud by false representation and one count of perverting the course of justice at an earlier hearing, was sentenced to 27 months imprisonment.

Speaking after the hearing, Rachel Wainwright, of West Yorkshire Police’s “Prosecutions and Casualty Prevention Unit, said: “All the vehicles involved were registered to a company name that the defendant was running.

“I am pleased that the seriousness of his actions have been met with an appropriate sentence and hope it serves as a deterrent to others who think they can act without accountability when it comes to the use of vehicles on West Yorkshire’s roads.”

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