Crown court date for pensioner

AN 80-year-old woman accused of dangerous driving is to appear before a judge at Newcastle Crown Court.

Stella James, of The Crescent, Shilbottle, is alleged to have committed the offence on August 4 last year in Alnwick Market Place.

No plea has been entered and South East Northumberland Magistrates Court refused jurisdiction this morning.

She will appear at Newcastle on Friday, March 9, at 10am.

James was given unconditional bail until that time.