Banned driver in court after Cambridgeshire crash

Andrew Day left his phone and sat nav in the Mondeo when he fled the scene Credit: Cambridgeshire Police

A driver who fled from the scene of a crash just minutes after buying a car has been given a suspended prison sentence.

46 year old Andrew Day had previously lost his licence after being caught behind the wheel while disqualified when he purchased a Ford Mondeo.

The driver of the other car is still off work recovering Credit: Cambridgeshire Police

Despite having no licence or insurance, he began driving the vehicle back to his home in Landbeach but crashed into a Ford Fiesta at Thriplow 35 minutes later.

With the other driver trapped Day climbed into his friend's minibus, which had been following behind, and made off from the scene.

He pleaded guilty at Cambridge Magistrates' Court to a number of motoring offences.

He's been sentenced to 20 weeks, suspended for 12 months, given a 12-month supervision order, ordered to carry out 80 hours' unpaid work, pay £80 victim surcharge and £135 court costs.

He's also been banned from applying for a licence for 18 months.