A WOMAN has been jailed for 22 weeks after she was caught driving a car while banned from driving.

Wigan magistrates heard how Gemma Higginson, aged 33, of Hawksley Street, Horwich, drove a Ford Fiesta on Central Parkway, Wigan on August 26.

She also had no insurance and was subject to suspended prison sentences at the time.

In addition to the jail sentence Higginson, who pleaded guilty, was banned from applying for a driving licence for 18 months and was ordered to pay a £122 victim surcharge.