Man Escaped Jail After Borrowing Money From His Father
FINE defaulter Paul Scrimshaw stayed out of jail this week because he managed to borrow �200 from his father. When Scrimshaw came into Ely courthouse on Thursday, he owed a total of �1,383 for various motoring fines, some dating back as far as 2002. Scrim
FINE defaulter Paul Scrimshaw stayed out of jail this week because he managed to borrow �200 from his father.
When Scrimshaw came into Ely courthouse on Thursday, he owed a total of �1,383 for various motoring fines, some dating back as far as 2002.
Scrimshaw, of Main Street, Witchford, had paid only �190 off his fines so far, and had paid nothing since December 2006.
The court's legal advisor warned Scrimshaw that he could be jailed for failing to pay the debt.
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Presiding magistrate Hamish Ross adjourned Scrimshaw's case while he made a phone call to his father, and Scrimshaw returned to court after securing the �200 payment.
"If you committed the crime, you must pay the fine," added Mr Ross, ordering Scrimshaw to pay the remaining debt at �20 a week.
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