Thetford father fined after admitting driving offences including holding mobile phone


A father-of-four has kept his licence after admitting driving offences that led to a crash with a bus.

Michael Lockwood, 37, of Tennyson Way, Thetford, appeared at Norwich Magistrates' Court yesterday and admitted driving his father's van without due care and attention, holding a mobile phone while driving and not having full insurance.

He received nine penalty points and was fined £553.

The court heard he pulled out of Croxton Road onto Mundford Road, Thetford, at 1.27pm on May 18.

He crashed into the side of a bus.

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There were no passengers and no one was injured.

Prosecuting, Ian Fletcher said witnesses saw Lockwood on the phone when he turned.

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Defending, Taj Thakkar said he had the phone in his hand but was not using it.

He added Lockwood was only using the van as his car was at the garage – and he believed he was fully insured.

Mr Thakkar said: 'He feels like he has let himself down and others around him down.

'He is genuinely remorseful.'

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