A NORTH Tyne man has been given a suspended jail sentence for failing to give a blood sample after being alleged of causing an offence.

At South East Northumberland Magistrates' Court on February 17, Archie Dean Henderson (29), of Redesmouth Court, Bellingham, admitted to not supplying the specimen on December 28 when required by police to do so.

Magistrates imposed a 12-week custodial sentence, which was suspended for 18 months.

He was also ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £128 and court costs of £85.