Minicab Driver caught speeding and jumping red lights at Gatwick claimed non-existent man was at fault
A minicab driver who lied about speeding and driving through red lights repeatedly near Gatwick Airport over six years by claiming it was a man supposedly living in Cyprus who was at fault, has escaped jail. Erkan Mustafa committed driving offences around Gatwick on several occasions between 2009 and 2015. At the time he was running a private hire and chauffeur business called Merc Transfers. On each occasion, Mustafa falsely nominated a man who supposedly lived in Cyprus as the driver but when police investigated they could find no evidence of this man ever existing. Mustafa was subsequently charged with committing a series of acts with intent to pervert the course of justice. The 62-year-old, of Wolverton Gardens, in Horley, Surrey, pleaded guilty at Lewes Crown Court on July 8 and was sentenced to 35 weeks in prison, suspended for two years. He was also ordered to carry...