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Thursday, September 7, 2006

 

Jail for speed camera attack motorist

`A man caught speeding by a Watchman camera in Hyde, Greater Manchester, decided he’d attempt to destroy the evidence by blowing up the offending device with thermite, the BBC reports.

Craig Moore, 28, of Thorne, Doncaster, was caught on camera in Mottram Road on 14 August last year while driving a work vehicle. Later that night, he returned with a quantity of thermite (a powdered mixture of aluminium and iron oxide) which he used in his job as a welder. A recording later recovered from the Watchman’s hard disk drive showed a Ford Transit approach and stop, then leave just before a shower of sparks heralded the camera’s demise. [..]

Moore’s pyrotechnic display eventually led to an appearance before the beak this week at Manchester Minshull Street Crown Court, where he was jailed for four months. He had previously admitted damaging property.’




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