A man who was caught driving despite serving a ban for the next two years has been jailed and banned for an extra 50 months.

David Dowbekin, aged 45 of Hope Street, Leigh, was stopped by police on patrol while driving a Peugeot on Westbourne Avenue earlier this week on Tuesday, May 17.

He was remanded in custody and charged with disqualified driving and driving without insurance, with police now announcing that he has been jailed.

A Greater Manchester Police spokesperson said: “David Dowbekin aged 45yrs of Hope Street, Leigh was charged and remanded for the offences of disqualified driving and no insurance.

“He was convicted and sentenced to 18 weeks in prison and banned for a further 50 months.”

Dowbekin was stopped by officers on patrol from GMP traffic’s SRT Tasking Team who took him into custody on May 17 before his court appearance the next day.

His new driving ban will be added to the ban he was already meant to be serving.

This comes amid ongoing attempts by police to crackdown on anti-social driving and on crime on the roads more generally.

Anyone concerned about car-related crime can call police on 101 or can call independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.