Schoolboy driver was asked to drive vehicle

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.


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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.

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