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Unlicensed driver 'claimed he had gone to buy baby milk', King's Lynn court told

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An unlicensed driver from West Norfolk tried to convince police that he had been on an urgent trip for baby milk.

But Darren Saxby, 42, was tripped up when officers found no formula in the car and then made checks with the shop he said he’d been to.

He later told officers: “I’m a complete tool, to be honest.”

King's Lynn Magistrates' Court (51810735)
King's Lynn Magistrates' Court (51810735)

Lynn Magistrates’ Court heard on Thursday that Saxby had had his licence revoked on account of disability.

He was stopped near his home in Monks Close, Bircham Newton, at 10.15am on June 26.

Checks showed that the Kia Sportage was only insured to two women.

Prosecutor Pretty Barber said: “He admitted that he did not hold a driving a licence. He stated that he was on an urgent trip to get baby milk.

“The officers noted that there was no baby milk in the car. Contact was made with the shop which said they did have milk suitable for all children.”

Saxby, who had no previous convictions, was not present in court but pleaded guilty by correspondence to driving a vehicle after revocation of a licence and having no insurance.

He was given eight penalty points and fined £120. His licence will be endorsed for the insurance offence.

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