A BANNED driver has been up before the magistrates after he was caught out behind the wheel.

Tyler Peters entered guilty pleas to one count of driving while disqualified and one count of using a motor vehicle on a road or public place without third-party insurance when he appeared before magistrates in December.

The court heard from prosecutor Sharan Gill that the 29-year-old, who was represented at the hearing by defence solicitor Shakeel Ahmed Clarke had been caught out in Oakfield Road, Shawbirch, after getting behind the wheel of a Nissan Qashqai while disqualified from holding or obtaining a driving licence on August 11.

He was also found to have been driving without insurance on the same date, magistrates in Telford were told.

Peters, of Leinthall Starkes, Ludlow, was handed an 18-month community order with 200 hours of unpaid work and disqualified from driving for 42 months, with magistrates saying that they had taken his guilty pleas into account when imposing the penalty.

He was also ordered to pay prosecution costs of £135.