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Newmarket man jailed for breaching suspended sentence and driving without a valid licence




A Newmarket man has been jailed for driving offences days after he was stopped by police in Cambridge.

Robert Magatsi, of Noel Murless Drive, appeared in Cambridge Magistrates’ Court on Monday where he admitted driving without a valid licence and driving without insurance.

He was jailed for 14 weeks, including six weeks for breaching a previous suspended sentence order, disqualified from driving for 36 months and ordered to pay more than £120 in costs.

Robert Magatsi, 44, was spotted driving along Chesterton Road by officers from the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Roads Policing Unit on Sunday. (36799851)
Robert Magatsi, 44, was spotted driving along Chesterton Road by officers from the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Roads Policing Unit on Sunday. (36799851)

The 44 year old was stopped by traffic officers from the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Roads Policing Unit at about midday on Sunday.

Knowing he was wanted they stopped Magatsi in his Citroen C3 and arrested him on suspicion of driving offences dating back to October and breaching a suspended sentence order made in December.

Further checks revealed he didn’t hold a licence and therefore wasn’t insured to drive the Citroen.

PC Stephanie Corletto said: “Magatsi continued to drive illegally, putting the lives of innocent road users at risk, but thanks to his sentence he won’t be behind the wheel of a car for some time.”


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