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Ban for man with no licence

A SECURITY officer who was caught twice driving with no licence or insurance has been banned from the road for nearly one year and fined £900.

Peter Lennon, of 4 Skerpalea, Sandwick, pled guilty at Lerwick Sheriff Court on Thursday to committing the offences at the Gilbert Bain Hospital car park, in Lerwick, on 1 September.

The 47 year old then drove without a valid licence or insurance again on the A970 at Gulberwick on 24 March.

Procurator fiscal Duncan Mackenzie told the court that one of the main concerns was that Lennon ignored the police intervention from last year.

He said Lennon made up “cock and bull stories” about how his driving licence had been stolen, or lost.

The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency, however, had no record of Lennon’s licence, Mackenzie said.

Defence agent Tommy Allan said his client insisted he was granted a driving licence in Norwich in the 1990s.

He added that the insurance was paid for, but it could not actually cover the vehicle, as no valid licence was present.

Sheriff Philip Mann said Lennon knew “perfectly well” that he was not supposed to be on the roads.

He banned the 47 year old from holding or obtaining a driving licence for 10 months, fined him £900 and gave him six penalty points.

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