A REDRUTH man who drove whilst disqualified has received a suspended prison sentence.

Robert Lambert, aged 33, of Trevingey Road, admitted committing the offence on October 12 in a Mercedes C220 when he appeared before Bodmin magistrates last Thursday.

Magistrates said that the reason for the custodial sentence was because it was a "deliberate breach of a court order committed during the operational period of a community order, with which he has not fully complied".

The defendant must comply with a supervision period of 12 months, which includes electronic monitoring for 12 weeks.

He also pleaded guilty to driving without insurance.

Lambert was given a 10-week sentence suspended for 12 months and was banned from the roads for a further 12 months.

He was also ordered to pay £122 victim surcharge and £85 costs.