KUWAIT CITY, Nov 21: A young man described by the Daily Mail of the UK as a ‘former Kuwaiti’ and identified as 20-year-old A.A., who was found guilty by a court in England for using a Bluetooth headset to cheat during a theory exam for driving test finally passes the hurdle, reports Al-Rai daily.
According to the newspaper, he was referred for trial earlier, after it turned out that he had hidden a small Bluetooth device inside his right ear, so that he could cheat with the help of a partner to help him answer the questions correctly.
However, he was caught after an invigilator in Oldham; Greater Manchester spotted him trying to hide the device under a set of headphones he was given to help translate questions. He was confronted but hid the ear piece in his sock and refused to hand it over.
The daily quoting the paper said, despite the cheating probe, the Kuwaiti, who lives on social allowance in Manchester sat the theory exam again just 20 days later but failed for a second time. He was allowed to take the exam again a month after that and passed.
At Manchester magistrates court, A.A. faced up to 12 months jail after he admitted possessing the device for use in fraud but he was ordered to complete a 12 months community service and 80 hours unpaid work after he claimed he was ‘desperate’ to pass his test because his three sisters are all blind and cannot drive.
According to an observation report heard by the court, the convicted young man “arrived (with his family) from Kuwait in the UK in 2016, where he sought asylum on humanitarian grounds and then was granted the right to remain in Britain as a refugee until 2022.”
The court also heard he had a rather chaotic childhood. He arrived with his mother and three sisters who are all registered blind and was ‘desperate’ to pass his test to assist his sisters to attend hospital appointments
By Jaber Al-Hamoud Al-Seyassah Staff and Agencies