Speeding fine cut with MP’s help

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A COWBIT man had his speeding fine cut after he enlisted the help of MP John Hayes in getting a court case reopened.

Michael Bremner (45), of Clarkson Avenue, was away working and unable to attend a course offered by police after he was caught doing 35mph in a 30mph limit.

He also never received a conditional offer – a chance to settle out of court.

The case went to court on July 7 last year when magistrates imposed a £175 fine, £60 costs, £15 victim surcharge and endorsed his licence with three points.

Spalding magistrates were told by their legal adviser on Thursday that Mr Hayes had written in support.

The case was reopened and the fine was cut to £60. There was no order for costs but the victim surcharge and points remain the same as before.

The court heard Bremner had always intended to plead guilty.