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PUBLISHED: 12:24 27 July 2006 | UPDATED: 11:56 04 May 2010

Convicted for sixth offence SUTTON man Robert Smith was convicted of his sixth offence of driving without insurance this week, and Ely magistrates may ban him from driving. Smith, 34, or Ryemanmoor Drove, did not attend the city courthouse on Thursday, bu

Convicted for sixth offence

SUTTON man Robert Smith was convicted of his sixth offence of driving without insurance this week, and Ely magistrates may ban him from driving.

Smith, 34, or Ryemanmoor Drove, did not attend the city courthouse on Thursday, but was convicted in absence of driving a Ford Escort without insurance and failing to produce an MoT certificate on January 14.

The court adjourned sentencing Smith, for him to appear at court on August 17.

No MoT Certificate

AN oversight led Witchford woman Amanda Carter to drive her Vauxhall Vectra without an MoT certificate, she explained to Ely magistrates.

Carter's road tax expired at the end of March, and she thought the MoT test was due at the same time. Carter, 51, of Manor Close, was fined £60 with £35 costs.

Party assault

WE would like to point out that in last week's Ely Standard we stated in a headline that a 17-year-old man had been assaulted during a party at a pub. We would like to make it clear that the incident in which George Jugg later admitted assault, took place at a private party and not at the West End pub as our headline suggested. We would like to apologise to Kim and Steve Baxter, who run the West End pub, for the error.

Facing trial for intimidation

ELY man Lee Pearce is due to face trial on August 3, after denying

allegations of using threatening behaviour and intimidating a witness.

Pearce, 34, of New Barns Avenue, is alleged to have used threatening words or behaviour, causing harassment, alarm or distress, in High Barns Road at Ely on March 31.

The second charge alleges that he intimidated Angela Heatwole in Ely on May 5, throwing an object at her front door and smashing the glass.

Speeding on A1101

SPEEDER Armon Little was fined £60 this week, for driving at 71 mph along the A1101 at Littleport, where a 60mph speed limit is in force.

Little, 24, of Wisbech Road, Littleport, was convicted of the offence in his absence by Ely magistrates on Thursday.

He was told to pay £42 costs and three points endorsed on his driving record.

Overtaking goes wrong

A FINE of £300 was imposed on Littleport man Richard Pendle when he admitted a charge of

driving without due care and attention.

Ely magistrates heard how he overtook several cars on the A10 at Stretham, forcing an oncoming motorcyclist to take evasive action.

When he returned to the correct lane he pulled in sharply, ahead of another road user, causing them to brake, and he drove too close to the rear of a Fiat car.

Pendle told the court that a learner motorcyclist without lights at the scene had contributed to the situation.

He was ordered to pay £35 costs and five points were endorsed on his driving licence.

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