A BANNED biker tried to run away from police after being caught using fake number plates.

Charlie Bell-Buckley, of Alt Walk in Winsford, has been sentenced after pleading guilty to a string of offences, including driving whilst disqualified, using fraudulent registration plates and resisting arrest.

The 27-year-old was banned from driving until July this year and only holds a provisional licence.

At 2.25pm on April 29, Cheshire Police visited a property in Wharton to search for Bell-Buckley and to secure vehicles at an address, 'to prevent them from being used in a potential escape'.

Upon entering the rear garden of the property, officers found a Honda CBF125 motorbike with false number plates.

Police checked the vehicle identification number and found it was registered to Bell-Buckley.

Searches on the automatic plate recognition camera system revealed the bike had been used on April 21 in the Manchester area, with the rider wearing a black and gold patterned helmet and a hoody with the letters ‘SMR’ on the back.

Whilst waiting for the bike to be seized, an officer spotted Bell-Buckley walking down an alleyway on Alt Walk.

Bell-Buckley ran off but was found soon after and arrested on suspicion of disqualified driving and another unrelated offence.

The suspect was allowed back into the property to gather belongings but then refused to get inside the police van.

Officers searched the house and found the aforementioned hoody and helmet.

Bell-Buckley appeared at Chester Magistrates Court on Tuesday (May 28) where he faced four charges – driving whilst disqualified, fraudulently using a registration mark, resisting a constable in the execution of his duty, and using a motor vehicle without third-party insurance.

The court heard he had suffered 'severe injuries' as a result of resisting arrest.

He pleaded guilty to all four offences and was handed an 18-month community order.

As part of this, he must complete up to 20 days of rehabilitation activity and 200 hours of unpaid work.

He has also been disqualified from driving for 18 months and has had the fraudulent number plates taken away.

Bell-Buckley will also have to pay costs of £85 and a £114 surcharge.