Tachograph plot charge admitted by Cumbrian man
Last updated at 11:29, Tuesday, 05 February 2013
Eight men are to go on trial in the summer accused of plotting to fake lorries’ tachograph records.
Another five – including a man from Southwaite near Carlisle – are now awaiting sentence, having pleaded guilty to the same offence.
All thirteen men were charged after their vehicles were stopped by investigators from the Vehicle and Operator Services Agency – part of the Department for Transport – near Penrith.
Most of them entered their pleas when they appeared before a judge at Carlisle Crown Court.
But Allan Lockerbie, 53, of Barrock View, Southwaite, was not among them.
His attendance was excused after he pleaded guilty at a previous hearing to conspiring together with others to make false tachograph records between May 31 2009, and July 1 2010.
The trial – and the sentencing of Lockerbie and all the others convicted – will take place at Newcastle Crown Court, probably in July.
First published at 11:28, Tuesday, 05 February 2013
Published by http://www.newsandstar.co.uk
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