Man set fire to speed camera in bid to destroy film
A man torched a speed camera in a failed attempt to destroy evidence of his neighbour's speeding offence.
Ashley Rowland, 23, set fire to the camera on the A631 at Hemswell Cliff after lorry driver Anthony Luty, 28, had triggered the speed trap the previous day.
Rowland took pictures of the burning camera on his phone to show Luty, who paid him £50 to carry out the attack, on October 18 last year.
But the film capturing Luty speeding had been removed for processing just hours before.
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The men, who were neighbours at the time of the offence, pleaded guilty at Lincoln Crown Court to arson.
Rowland, of Adwick Road, Mexborough, was sentenced to 12 months in prison and Luty, of North End Drive, Doncaster, to nine months.