Boss pays fines

PUBLISHED: 12:47 07 February 2008 | UPDATED: 10:01 04 May 2010

TAXI driver Michael Medcalfe had to borrow £200 from his employer to pay off his outstanding court fines this week. The single parent turned up at court this week with no cash, but decided to borrow the money after being told he could face prison. I don

TAXI driver Michael Medcalfe had to borrow £200 from his employer to pay off his outstanding court fines this week.

The single parent turned up at court this week with no cash, but decided to borrow the money after being told he could face prison.

"I don't want to go to jail and ruin my life any more," he said.

"I don't want to lose my children over £200."

Medcalfe, 39, of Plains Lane, Littleport, owed £110 fine imposed back in April last year for having no television licence, and £90 for a fixed penalty notice.

He was given 40 minutes to come up with the money, and arrived back at the courthouse with a cheque, with moments to spare.

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