A BANNED driver has been back up before the magistrates after he was caught out on the roads.

Matthew Edwards entered a guilty plea to one count of failing to comply with the requirements of a community order.

The court heard from the probation service that the 44-year-old had been made subject to a community order by magistrates in Worcester in November 2022 after he was caught driving a Nissan Micra while disqualified, without a valid third party insurance policy in place, and without an MOT on the B4368 in Craven Arms in April that year.

But, the court heard, Edwards, who was represented at the hearing by defence solicitor John McMillan, had failed to comply with probation appointments on April 16 and May 28, and had further failed to provide the required evidence to reasonably excuse his absences within the specified time limit.

Magistrates in Kidderminster ordered the community order to continue and Edwards, of Hope Bagot, Ludlow, was fined £80 for the offence.

He was also ordered to pay prosecution costs of £60.