Polygraph expert fined over untruth

An expert who conducts lie detector tests on TV shows has been handed a suspended prison sentence for lying about a speeding ticket.

Footage from a speed camera shows Bruce Burgess from The Jeremy Kyle Show breaking the 30mph limit in Portsmouth's Anglesea Road on August 31 this year.

But the 65-year-old, who carries out polygraph tests on the show, told police he was not the driving.

Mr Burgess, of Charles Babbage Close, Chessington, who admitted to a charge of perverting the course of justice at a previous hearing, has now been handed a 24-week prison sentence suspended for 12 months.

Three points were added to his driving licence ensuring he is disqualified for a year. He also had to pay £1,250 in costs, a £15 victim surcharge and a £250 fine for the speeding offence, along with an order to carry out 180 hours of community service.

Pc Mick Gear, of the Hampshire Constabulary Safety Camera Partnership, said: "This could have been dealt with very easily and it is just not worth the risk so my advice is to put your hands up at the first opportunity."

Mr Burgess also appears on The Trisha Show, The Jerry Springer Show and This Morning.

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