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Man pleads guilty to dangerous driving in Twyford

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UPDATE: Thames Valley Police has removed the video from its YouTube channel. The Wokingham Paper has contacted Thames Valley Police’s media office who have confirmed this was not due to any legal issue regarding the initial release.

A MAN has been banned from driving for a year after dangerously jumping a red light at the Twyford crossroads.

Nicholas Anthony Spender, 31, of Sherwood Place, Reading, appeared at Reading Magistrates’ Court on October 2 where he pleaded guilty to one count of dangerous driving contrary to section 2 of the road traffic act.

He was sentenced at the same hearing and was disqualified from driving for 12 months, and ordered to pay costs of £1,200.

In a dash-cam video released by Thames Valley Police this afternoon (Friday), Mr Spender’s vehicle is seen overtaking stationary vehicles at the Church Street junction with London Road and jumping a red light, potentially endangering oncoming motorists.

Investigating officer PC Christopher Harrison, of the Twyford neighbourhood policing team, said: “In this incident Spender showed no regard for other road users or pedestrians’ safety.

“We have released footage of this incident which was provided by a member of the public.

“This evidence proved irrefutably the manner of Spender’s driving and led to him pleading guilty to the offence and I am pleased that he has received an appropriate sentence.”

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