Boss pays fines

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."


You may also want to watch:


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.

Most Read

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter