A DRIVER has been fined by magistrates after he was caught driving without due care and attention in a Shropshire town.

A hearing was held before magistrates in Worcester in May, as Elliot Reynolds was accused of one count of driving a vehicle on a road or public place without due care and attention.

He entered a guilty plea to the charge but did not attend the hearing.

The court heard from West Mercia Police prosecutor David Whittaker that the 19-year-old had been caught out after driving a mechanically propelled vehicle, namely a Skoda Fabia, without due care and attention on Salop Street in Bishops Castle on November 20 last year.

Reynolds, of Stonehouse Farm, Craven Arms, was fined £63 and received three penalty points. He was also ordered to pay prosecution costs of £110 and a £25 victim surcharge, which is used to help fund services supporting victims of crime.