A LUDLOW woman has been fined by magistrates after driving without due care and attention in a forest car park.

Charlotte Naish entered guilty pleas to one count of driving on a road or public place without due care and attention, and one count of using a vehicle on a road or public place without third-party insurance to magistrates in December.

The court heard from police prosecutor Andy Saunders that the 79-year-old had been caught out driving a Skoda Fabia without due care and attention in Black Pool car park, Mortimer Forest, on May 23.

She was also found to have been driving the car without a valid insurance policy in place on the same date, magistrates in Worcester were told.

Naish, of Linney, Ludlow, was fined £437 and received eight penalty points for the offences, with magistrates saying that they had taken her guilty pleas to the charges into account when coming to their decision on the penalty.

She was also ordered to pay prosecution costs of £110 and a £175 victim surcharge, which is used to help fund services supporting victims of crime.