Rajender Singh, 35, has been jailed for using ‘false evidence’ to avoid prosecution for a driving offence along with his co-conspirator.

Mr Singh of Uxbrigde, drove through a level crossing red light and received a notice of indented prosecution.

But a friend and a co-conspirator Mr Paramjeet Talwar of slough, told Singh that he could wipe the prosecution of the record for a fee of £250.

Singh agreed and then Talwar gave fake details and a provisional licence on behalf of Singh which led the police to investigate as there was nobody insured on the vehicle under a provisional licence.

Rajender Singh was interviewed and admitted that he lied and payed £250 to his friend to wipe the intended prosecution of the record.

Both men were then taken into police custody and the both pleaded guilty to one count of perverting the course of justice.

Rajender Singh was sentenced to eight week behind bars, £500 costs and £115 victim surcharge.

He was also received 4 points on his driving licence and a £350 fine.

Talwar also received eight weeks in prison, £500 costs and a £115 victim surcharge.

Singh also received four points on his licence, and a £350 fine for the initial charge of driving without due care and attention.

PC Julian Mason said: “Had Singh admitted the original offence after driving through the level crossing barriers, he could have most likely received three points and a fine. But because he tried to pull the wool over our eyes, he’s learned the hard way, that honesty is the best policy.

“After a thorough investigation and a lot of hard work, I’m pleased this has paid off and the sentence sends the right message to people that try to lie and think they can get away with it.”