A MAN caught with a false tachograph record in Winchester has been given a suspended sentence.

Columbanus Monahan was stopped in the Hampshire city on May 21.

He was found to have a false Digital Tacograph Record and Drivers Card Record, which he knew or believed to be false.

Appearing at Southampton Magistrates' Court, the 61-year-old admitted the two charges.

Monahan, of Cherry Park, Clones, Ireland, was given a 12 week sentence, suspended for 12 months.

He was also fined a total of £1,000, ordered to pay a £115 victim surcharge and an £85.