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Wisbech driver caught behind the wheel did not realise he was banned

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A Wisbech resident who claimed he was unaware of a driving disqualification was caught behind the wheel.

King's Lynn Magistrates' Court was told on Thursday that Strahil Georgiev (28) accepts he had been driving for four months of the six-month ban before he was stopped on the A47.

That was at Tilney All Saints on October 5. He had been banned in his absence under the totting procedure on June 3.

King's Lynn Magistrates' Court (53801123)
King's Lynn Magistrates' Court (53801123)

Georgiev told police that he was unaware of the disqualification because he had moved address and not seen any paperwork.

He had no convictions before pleading guilty to driving while disqualified and having no insurance for the VW Golf.

Solicitor Tiffany Meredith, mitigating, said: “He does accept that vehicle wasn’t registered to his current address, which must have been about eight months ago.

“It’s safe to say that he’s been driving between June and October without the knowledge that he was disqualified.”

Georgiev, of Henson Close, was sentenced to 28 days’ disqualification, fined £300 and ordered to pay £105 costs and £34 victim surcharge.

There was no separate penalty for the insurance offence.

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