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Swaffham man among six sentenced for driving without due care and attention following Rackheath car meet





A Swaffham man is among six who have been sentenced after a car meet near Norwich last year.

Nathan Nichols, 22, of Downham Road, pleaded guilty to driving without due care and attention at Great Yarmouth Magistrates’ Court on August 17.

It relates to a car meet which happened on Sunday, June 12 last year on Wendover Road in Rackheath, at which a number of vehicles attended and offences were committed, relating to the manner of driving.

A Swaffham man is among six who have been sentenced in relation to a car meet near Norwich last year. Picture: iStock
A Swaffham man is among six who have been sentenced in relation to a car meet near Norwich last year. Picture: iStock

All six men admitted driving without due care and attention and were given four points on their licences.

Nichols was fined £135 and ordered to pay a £54 victim surcharge as well as £105 in costs.

On the same day, Ryan Cook, 23, of Foxglove Close, North Walsham, was fined £150 and ordered to pay a £60 victim surcharge, as well as £105 in costs.

Two men appeared at Great Yarmouth Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday, September 4.

Tyler Pearcy-Quinton, 25, of Church View, Ormesby, was fined £153 and ordered to pay a £34 victim surcharge. He was also ordered to pay £105 in costs.

Charlie Webb, 23, of Keyes Avenue, Great Yarmouth was fined £138 and ordered to pay a £34 victim surcharge. He will also pay £105 in costs.

This follows previous sentencings of a further two men on August 4 at Norwich Crown Court relating to the same car meet .

Scott Blackpool, 20, of Low Road, Thurlton, was fined £115 and ordered to pay £105 in costs.

William Powell, 22, of Chatham Road, Bath, was given four points on his licence.

Investigating officer Sgt Ade Hales said: “This was a large investigation with over twenty hours of CCTV evidence being secured following the modified car event. This led to the identity of the defendants at court.

“Large modified car events attract dangerous and careless driving on public roads and public spaces. National events have seen tragic circumstances where spectators have been seriously injured or killed when drivers lose control of their vehicles.

“Such examples of dangerous driving will not be tolerated by either the police or the courts, and these convictions over the past few weeks are testimony to enforcement action being taken to identify, trace and prosecute such drivers. This police enforcement action will continue at such events in the future.

“In these cases, one defendant has since sold his car and does not attend such events, one driver had to claim exceptional circumstances at court to prevent a disqualification and the loss of his licence.

“All the defendants have received endorsements on their driving licences, which will affect their insurance premiums in the future.”



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