Scarborough driver fitted laser jammer to BMW to block speed cameras

. Credit: North Yorkshire Police

A man from Scarborough who fitted his powerful car with a device designed to block speed cameras has been ordered to pay more than £2,000 after admitting speeding and attempting to pervert the course of justice.

Ben Kitto, 41, was seen by North Yorkshire Police speeding in his black BMW on the A64 at Whitwell last June.

But when officers tried to record a speed measurement, the reading was blocked.

Images captured by the safety camera showed a laser jammer fitted underneath the car's number plate.

Kitto from Scarborough pleaded guilty to both charges. He received a two month prison sentence, suspended for 12 months, 100 hours of unpaid work, five points on his licence and £2,200 in fines and costs.

Investigating officer Andy Forth said: “Kitto believed that he was above the law and did not think he should have to abide by the speed limit, like everyone else.

"His deliberate action to pervert the course of justice by fitting this type of device to his vehicle clearly shows his disregard for the law and the safety of other road users.”