TWO men have been sentenced after driving offences reported in North Fambridge and Colchester.

Ben Bridges, 38, from Fambridge Road, North Fambridge had admitted failing to supply driver details when a VW pick up he was nominated as driving activated a speed camera on A414 in Danbury in August 2016.

Officers investigating obtained information from the owner of the pickup, which confirmed Bridges was the sole user at the time of the activation.

Bridges was sentenced at Basildon Magistrates’ court on Friday June 9 and received six points on his licence, a £900 fine, ordered to pay costs of £620 and a £90 victim surcharge.

Conrad Penn, 45, from Conifer Close, Colchester was investigated after activating a speed camera while driving his Renault Laguna in Harwich Road, Colchester on Monday January 2.

Records showed that Penn was currently disqualified until passing a driving test, following a previous offence in 2015.

He was interviewed and reported for disqualified driving, having no insurance and driving at excessive speed.

Penn admitted the charges at Chelmsford Magistrates’ court on Wednesday June 7 and was sentenced to 12 weeks in prison and disqualified from driving for a further 24 months.

Casualty reduction section investigating officer Roy Keyes said: “This is a great set of results, which highlights the penalties drivers could face when they don’t comply with the police.

"It’s important to accurately respond to any correspondence sent to you to avoid facing any further consequences, which could ultimately result in a prison sentence.”