A 33-year-old man has been jailed and fined following an investigation by police into disqualified driving.

Nicholas Heavingham, 33, of Newtown Road, Newbury appeared in Reading Magistrates Court where he pleaded guilty to driving in Reading after being disqualified.

Thames Valley Police caught Heavington at around 1:20 pm on Wednesday, January 24 on the A4 Bath Road when he was driving a Range Rover Evoque.

After being stopped, the Newbury man was arrested and charged on the same day.

He was sentenced to 23 weeks in prison, disqualified from driving for an additional year and ordered to pay fines of £239.

Investigating officer PC Christopher Harrison, of the Joint Operations Roads Policing Unit, said: “Nicholas Heavingham continues to drive despite being disqualified.

“Heavingham’s conviction shows we will always seek to stop, arrest and prosecute people who choose to drive whilst disqualified.

“The sentence Heavingham received reflects the serious and dangerous nature of his offending.”