Schoolboy driver was asked to drive vehicle

PUBLISHED: 13:49 29 September 2006 | UPDATED: 22:16 28 May 2010

A 15-year-old Manea schoolboy was stopped by police as he drove through Wisbech in a J-registered Ford Escort van in the early hours of the morning. Officers halted the vehicle at 1.40am in Coalwharf Road. He had been asked to go and collect something, h

A 15-year-old Manea schoolboy was stopped by police as he drove through Wisbech in a J-registered Ford Escort van in the early hours of the morning.

Officers halted the vehicle at 1.40am in Coalwharf Road.

"He had been asked to go and collect something, he did it as a favour," solicitor Anita Waterman told Fenland magistrates on Tuesday. "There was no criticism of his driving."

The teenager - who cannot be named due to a court order - admitted driving without insurance or a licence on August 16.

He was fined £150 with £55 costs, and his driving record was endorsed with six points.

Stephen Elliott, 39, of The Hill, Christchurch, denied permitting the youngster to drive without insurance or a licence. He was given unconditional bail until a pre-trial review on October 24.

Weekend success

MOTOR dealers Stebbings of King's Lynn reported a great response to its Mike Brewer Weekend, where the television presenter and Autoexpress columnist met many people. The £150 per day competitions with KLFM radio were won by Annamarie Carver of Hungate Road, Emneth, and Stephen Beckhouse of High Road, Wisbech St Mary.


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