Gosport man drove while he was serving driving ban

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A BANNED driver who was caught back behind the wheel has been ordered to do unpaid work.

Mohammed Alom was spotted by police as he drove a Vauxhall Vectra in Station Road, Gosport.

The officers pulled him over after a check on the car revealed it was not insured.

The 30-year-old, who was banned for a previous driving offence, lied to the police, insisting he had a licence.

But a check on his details showed he was banned.

Alom, of Stoke Road, Gosport, admitted driving while disqualified, driving without insurance and obstructing a police officer when he appeared at Fareham Magistrates’ Court.

At the time Alom was serving a community order after being convicted of possessing cocaine and heroin.

The magistrates ordered him to carry out 100 hours of unpaid work within a year.

He was banned from driving for another six months and told to pay £55 in court costs.

Alom also has to attend a Thinking Skills course run by the probation service.