A teenager was caught out ignoring his driving ban because the noise from his ‘cheap’ car attracted the attention of police.

Paul Sheffield bought the Peugeot 106 for £50 and had planned to restore it and sell it on for a profit.

But police stopped the 18-year-old’s vehicle as he headed to a supermarket to pump up a flat tyre, Kirklees magistrates heard.

Prosecutor Alex Bozman said that the officers were in the Sheepridge area on April 11.

He told magistrates: “They were travelling along Long Hill Road when they noticed the Peugeot because it was making a lot noise.

“They followed it into the car park at Asda and further enquiries showed that Sheffield was the subject of a disqualification.”

Asda, Huddersfield

Sheffield, who holds only a provisional licence, was banned from driving for a year last May for dangerous driving.

He pleaded guilty to offences of driving whilst disqualified and using a vehicle without insurance.

Carl Kingsley, mitigating, said that the teenager was waiting for his claim for benefits to be processed and in the meantime has no funds.

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He told magistrates: “Because he had no income he decided to buy the car, do it up and sell it to make some money.

“He bought the car for £50 and not surprisingly it was making a noise while it was being driven.

“The attention of police was attracted as he went to Asda to pump up a deflated tyre.”

Magistrates ordered a report before sentencing Sheffield, of Back Beech Terrace in Fartown.