A driver who pretended to be his dead brother in a bid to avoid a speeding fine has been jailed.

Silburn Campbell, 54, from Catford, was caught on camera driving his mum's Mercedes at 37mph in a 30mph zone in Epping, Essex in 2014.

But when police contacted the car's registered owner asking for the identity of the driver, they were told Kenneth Campbell had been behind the wheel, and received a guilty plea by post.

In court, Kenneth was found guilty in his absence, given three penalty points and fined £150.

But it was later discovered that he had died in 2001.

Campbell, who has never owned a driving licence, later called on the phone posing as his sibling to ask for more time to pay the fine.

But his plan was foiled after giving police Kenneth's National Insurance number, revealing he had died almost two decades ago.

Campbell denied filling in the forms with his brother's details when he was interviewed by Essex Police.

But he admitted to only having a provisional driving licence and never having passed his driving test.

On July 4, he pleaded guilty at Chelmsford Crown Court to perverting the course of justice.

He has now been sentenced at Basildon Crown Court to three months in jail.