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Court / Community safety councillor fined £300 for speeding

Allison ‘Flea’ Duncan. Photo: Hans J Marter/Shetland News

THE CHAIR of the local community safety and resilience board has been fined £300 and had his licence endorsed with six penalty points for speeding in a 30mph zone and driving without a valid licence.

Councillor Allison – Flea – Duncan pleaded guilty to driving at 52 miles per hour at the top of the Sound Brae, where the speed limit was recently been reduced to 30mph.

When stopped by the police in the evening of 27 February this year, officers noticed that the 77-year-old’s driving licence had expired.

The councillor was not present in Lerwick Sheriff Court on Wednesday, but speaking on behalf of Duncan, defence solicitor Tommy Allan said that this had not been a deliberate act of speeding but an oversight.

Councillor Duncan, a staunch supporter of the police’s work in the isles, has been involved in the board that oversees the work of the local emergency services for many years.

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