Stratford man convicted of drink-driving in Southend

PUBLISHED: 15:29 12 January 2018 | UPDATED: 15:48 12 January 2018

Forhad Ahmed has been convicted of drink-driving. Picture credit: Esex Police

Forhad Ahmed has been convicted of drink-driving. Picture credit: Esex Police


A man from Stratford has been convicted of drink-driving after being stopped by police in Southend.

Forhad Ahmed of Oxford Road, has been named and shamed by Essex Police as part of their Christmas anti-drink and drug driving campaign.

The 35-year-old was arrested in Lucy Road car park in Southend last month and was subsequently charged with drink-driving.

He was banned from driving for 18 months, fined £420 and ordered to pay £85 costs and a £30 victim surcharge at Southend Magistrates’ Court.

A total of 148 people were arrested by Essex Police in December.

Adam Pipe, casualty reduction manager, said: “This was a really good month of action with our officers working tirelessly to identify and arrest drink and drug drivers. Unfortunately though I think this figure is just the tip of the iceberg.

“There are still people who are acting selfishly.”

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