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Man Who Performed Doughnuts At Cemetery On Day Of Funeral Banned From Driving

Jake Massey

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Man Who Performed Doughnuts At Cemetery On Day Of Funeral Banned From Driving

A man who did doughnuts at a cemetery following a funeral has been banned from driving for three years. Watch police helicopter footage here:

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Ketan Singh-Baat was charged with multiple driving offences following a funeral on 28 April last year.

A large number of people were in attendance at the funeral at Shiregreen Cemetery in Sheffield, and the National Police Air Service (NPAS) recorded 20-year-old Singh-Baat driving a Mercedes Wagon in an anti-social manner during the funeral procession, before later doing doughnuts at the cemetery in an Audi.

NPAS colleagues followed the cars as they left the cemetery, providing vital evidence that would later be used to assist officers in identifying Singh-Baat as the driver of several vehicles during the day. 

He's been banned from driving. Credit: South Yorkshire Police
He's been banned from driving. Credit: South Yorkshire Police

On 23 June, officers stopped a grey Volkswagen Golf on Earsham Street in Sheffield when their attention was drawn to the driver and passengers of the vehicle not wearing seatbelts.

Upon stopping the car, officers found that it was Singh-Baat who was driving - while disqualified and wanted for outstanding offences committed at the Sheffield funeral. 

Singh-Baat, of no fixed address, appeared before Sheffield Magistrates' Court on Tuesday 8 February, where he was disqualified from driving for three years, ordered to retake a driving test and given a community curfew order.

He was also ordered to pay £85 in court costs and a £95 victim charge.  

His driving was labelled 'disrespectful and dangerous'. Credit: South Yorkshire Police
His driving was labelled 'disrespectful and dangerous'. Credit: South Yorkshire Police

Investigating Officer PC Jamie Walker said: "Antisocial driving will not be tolerated in South Yorkshire.

"Singh-Baat's disregard for anyone else in the cemetery was disrespectful and dangerous. 

"While gathering evidence against Singh-Baat we obtained statements from grieving witnesses and workers who were in the cemetery at the time, and it was clear from speaking to them the distress this caused to people, and the work required to repair the damage.

"I hope this acts as a reminder that we take antisocial behaviour very seriously, and we will continue to bring those responsible before the courts."

Earlier this month, police in Greater Manchester stopped a man hanging out of a sun roof who 'wanted to be TikTok famous'.

Greater Manchester Police Traffic tweeted: "This Mercedes was seen leaving the #M602 by #XT58. The passenger was hoping to become TikTok famous by recording himself hanging out the sunroof!

"His stream was soon ruined by the blue lights of the unmarked car behind watching 'live'!

"Driver & passenger reported."

Featured Image Credit: South Yorkshire Police

Topics: UK News, Crime, Cars

Jake Massey
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