Motorists pay the price of offending

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MOTORISTS across north Northumberland were prosecuted at Alnwick Magistrates Court.

Peter McCann, of Middleton Street, Amble, pleaded guilty to keeping a vehicle without a valid vehicle licence.

His unlicensed Vauxhall Vectra was found on Green Batt, Alnwick, on September 28, 2010. The previous tax disc expired on December 31, 2009.

He was ordered to pay £150 back duty, £60 costs and was given a conditional discharge.

John Angus, of Sycamore Avenue, Alnwick, was found guilty of failing to comply with off-road notification.

The offence related to June 8, 2010, and the previous licence expired on March 31 last year.

He was fined £50 and was ordered to pay £51.25 back duty and £60 costs.

Robert Brooks, of Market Street, Alnwick, will have to pay more than £370 for using a vehicle without a valid vehicle licence.

He pleaded guilty to the offence, which dated back to August 3, 2010. The previous licence expired on October 31, 2009.

He has been fined £150 and ordered to pay back duty of £164.59 and £60 costs.

Lesley-Ann Lane, of Burnside, Longhoughton, has been fined £50 for failing to comply with off-road notification.

The incident occurred on August 2, 2010, and the previous license expired on June 30 last year.

Lane, who did not appear in court, will also have to pay £60 costs and £34.17 in back duty.

Graham King, of Upper Barresdale, Alnwick, will have to pay a £75 fine, £60 costs and a £15 surcharge, while James Mallburn, of Lisburn Street, Alnwick, was fined £75 with £60costs and a surcharge of £15. Both were prosecuted for failing to send a registration document to the Secretary of State, transfer to new keeper not trader.