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Suspect Andrew Jason Phillips supplied police false details when arrested
A CONVICTED sex offender gave his brother’s name when stopped by police, a court was told.
Andrew Jason Phillips, 24, appeared at Dorchester Crown Court after admitting offences of taking a vehicle without consent, driving with no insurance and obstructing a police constable.
The offences, which date back to June last year, also put Phillips in breach of a suspended sentence imposed in January 2011 at Newcastle Crown Court for an offence of sexual activity with a child under 16.
For that offence he was given a four month prison sentence, originally suspended for one year, before the operational period was later extended to two years.
Anita Gibson-Lee, prosecuting, told the court that Phillips, formerly of Croft Road, Portland, was stopped by police in June last year and gave the name of his brother.
The motorbike he was driving did actually belong to his brother but had been taken off the road and had no valid insurance.
Officers later found identification documents on Phillips revealing his true identity.
Robert Pawson, mitigating, said Phillips had taken the bike because he was under the ‘mistaken impression’ that his brother had agreed to sell it to him.
Judge Roger Jarvis imposed a 12-month community order with a residence requirement at an address in Hebert Avenue in Parkstone, Poole, and a four-month curfew requirement.
He also ordered that Phillips takes part in an education, training and employment programmes for 20 days and endorsed his driving licence with six penalty points.
The endorsement meant Phillips was disqualified under the totting up procedure.