Man jailed for possession of cocaine and fake driving licence in Peterborough

Peterborough Crown Court.
Peterborough Crown Court.
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A man who led police on a short pursuit through Peterborough city centre before officers found drugs and a false driving licence has been jailed for six months.

Bush Hykaj (27) of Millers Rest, Spalding, had 16.2g of cocaine in his possession when he was arrested in Cowgate on November 25 last year.

He also had a Greek driving licence in another name.

Yesterday (Friday) he appeared at Peterborough Crown Court where he was locked up for six months after pleading guilty to having possession/control of a false identity document with intent, and possession of class A drugs.

He was also banned from driving for one year after admitting driving without a licence and without insurance.

Craig McDougall, prosecuting, said: “Hykaj was seen driving his black Audi A4 in Peterborough without his seatbelt on.

“Police turned on their lights and indicated for him to stop - but he did not.

“Due to roadworks in the city centre police had to reduce speed and turn off their lights - but once clear of the works they were able to put their sirens back in.

“Officers saw the defendant looking at them in the mirror but he did not stop.

“Eventually, he pulled over in Cowgate.

“When asked for ID, he pulled out a Greek driving licence.

“He was found in possession of 16.2g of cocaine, with an estimated street value of £640.”

Paul Renteurs, defending, said: “He fully accepts what he did was wrong, and accepts his responsibility.

“He pleaded guilty at an early stage.

“His admissions came from almost the moment he was stopped.

“He is trying to put an end to the addiction problems he has had for two years, and has been to a group similar to Narcotics Anonymous.!

Judge Sean Enright, sentencing, said: “You are lightly convicted, and entered guilty pleas at the preliminary stage.”