Prosecuting Maria Brannan said: "When the film was recovered it showed the defendant's Ford Transit van stopping by the side of the camera for three minutes then travelling off.
He added: "The fact was you realised you were likely to have been picked up by the camera and decided to destroy the evidence.
was a Watchman traffic calming device which simply flashes to passing vehicles going over the speed limit then warns them to slow down.
Initially the finger of suspicion fell on the passenger of the van, but police soon discovered that he had not been driving at the time. Defending Andrew Bailey said his client had been so worried about losing his job he had, "made a mountain out of a molehill".
The court was told that as a result of being arrested for destroying the camera, Moore had been asked to resign from his job.
He added that ironically even if the camera had been a GATSO camera which issues points, as someone who needed to drive for his job, Moore would have had a good chance Nike 2016 Air Max Orange of persuading magistrates to let him keep his licence instead of banning him.
"As the vehicle drove off sparks were 2017 Air Max For Women
seen to emerge from the camera box then it exploded.
Did Craig Moore deserve a jail sentence? Have your say.
Hollinwood Avenue, Chadderton, Oldham OL9 8EP.
If you feel we have made an error in a report, or have fallen below our usual high standards, please write in the first instance to: Rob Irvine, editor, Manchester Evening News, Mitchell Henry House, Shoes Nike Air Max Womens
But as railway engineer, Craig Moore, 28, was taken to prison today it emerged he needn't have worried in the first place because the camera was one which simply flashed as a warning to motorist and would not have led to a ticket.
"The work's van was also fitted with a tracker device which showed the van arrived in Hyde then returned to Doncaster."
delivering more than 200,000 readers in Greater Manchester.
So he returned to the camera in the dead of night and used a chemical powder known as Thermite to melt the camera box, hoping to destroy the evidence against him.
"There has to be a custodial sentence to punish you and act as a deterrent so that nobody else in a situation like you were in, should be minded to try such a stunt again."
A MAN who used army strength chemicals to blow up a speed camera because he feared he would be banned from driving has been jailed for four months.
Following the court case a spokesman for Tameside Council explained that the 12,000 camera Nike Air Max White Womens
The court was told Moore had access to the chemical powder because he used it as part of his welding job on the railways. Made from aluminium and iron oxide, it is also used by the army for demolition purposes.
Driver jailed for blowing up speed camera
Judge Timothy Mort declined to give Moore a community or suspended sentence saying that while he had been charged with criminal damage, what he had in fact done was to try to pervert the course of justice to get away with speeding.
Greater Manchester Business Week is the region's number one provider of business news andfeatures, targeting a bespoke business audience with 12,687 copies every Thursday.
Free morning newspaper, The Metro, published every weekday, is also part of our portfolio,
Nike Air Max Mens White
Nike Air Max Huarache Womens
Adidas Neo V Full Leather
Adidas Neo Courtset Women's Shoes
Air Max Flyknit 2016
Nike Air Max 2017 Gray
2016 Nike Air Max Shoes
Nike Air Max Motion Grey
Adidas Los Angeles Shoe Pink
Adidas Los Angeles Clear Brown Silver
Nike Air Max 2014 Flyknit Id
Nike Air Max 2016 Size 11
Nike Air Max Grey White
Nike Air Max Red And Gray
Adidas Neo Trainers Orange