Michael Twizell of Dewsbury jailed for tricking speed cameras with jamming ...

Businessman, 58, who mounted jamming device on his BMW to block police speed cameras is jailed for three months Michael Twizell was driving BMW 3-series in Harrogate when device was spotted Gadget just above the car number plate generates an error message in system  58-year-old was jailed for perverting the course of justice and fined £1,500 

By Lara Keay For Mailonline

Published: 16:21 GMT, 11 February 2019 | Updated: 17:17 GMT, 11 February 2019

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A businessman has been jailed after he tricked a speed camera by attaching a jamming device to the front of his BMW.

Michael Twizell managed to outsmart a police safety camera van parked on the side of the A658 in Harrogate, North Yorkshire with his laser jamming device last February.

Police launched a probe when the camera system flashed up with an error message - suggesting someone had tampered with it.

The 58-year-old who lives in a large £400,000 house in Dewsbury, West Yorkshire, was sentenced to three months in prison at York Crown Court today and ordered to pay a £1,500 fine for perverting the course of justice. 

The jamming device works by blocking the signal used to monitor how fast cars are travelling. 

Michael Twizell managed to outsmart a police safety camera van parked on the side of the A658 in Harrogate, North Yorkshire 

Michael Twizell managed to outsmart a police safety camera van parked on the side of the A658 in Harrogate, North Yorkshire 

Twizell (pictured with racing driver Tiff Needell) was sentenced to three months in prison at York Crown Court today and ordered to pay a £1,500 fine for perverting the course of justice 

Twizell (pictured with racing driver Tiff Needell) was sentenced to three months in prison at York Crown Court today and ordered to pay a £1,500 fine for perverting the course of justice 

Michael Twizell managed to outsmart a police safety camera van parked on the side of the A658 in Harrogate, North Yorkshire last February by attaching a jamming device (circled below) to his BMW 3-series, triggering an error message (circled above) 

Michael Twizell managed to outsmart a police safety camera van parked on the side of the A658 in Harrogate, North Yorkshire last February by attaching a jamming device (circled below) to his BMW 3-series, triggering an error message (circled above) 

The jamming device (pictured) works by blocking the signal used to monitor how fast cars are travelling

The jamming device (pictured) works by blocking the signal used to monitor how fast

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