Men face jail over 'pointless' Hemswell speed camera fire
- 25 September 2012
- From the section Lincolnshire
Two men face jail after setting fire to a speed camera in Lincolnshire to avoid prosecution.
Anthony Luty, 28, from from Barnborough, Doncaster, was caught doing 49 mph in his HGV on the A631 at Hemswell Cliff in October 2011.
Luty then asked Ashley Rowland, 23, from Mexborough, near Doncaster, to go back the next day and set fire to the camera.
Both men admitted arson and were bailed to be sentenced at a later date.
Judge Sean Morris told the pair at Lincoln Crown Court that a custodial sentence was "inevitable".
The court also heard that police had removed the film before the fire - "making the blaze pointless".