A WOMAN who caused a crash on the A27 while driving without a licence has been spared jail.

Beverley Thomas was attempting to cross the road through a gap in the central reservation which was marked with no entry signs.

One car braked heavily to avoid the Thomas's vehicle but a Ford Focus in the outside lane smashed into her Mini Cooper.

The 56-year-old of Ladies Mile Road, Brighton, and the driver of the Focus were both injured in the accident.

Police found the DVLA had previously revoked Thomas's driving licence in 2016.

At Worthing Magistrates' Court, Thomas pleaded guilty to dangerous driving and driving while her licence was revoked.

She was sentenced to eight weeks' imprisonment, suspended for two years.

She was also disqualified from driving for two years and ordered to take an extended driving test before she can obtain another licence.