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Man ordered to carry out unpaid work

PUBLISHED: 09:26 08 January 2009 | UPDATED: 12:42 03 July 2010

A FORMER toy shop owner has been ordered to carry out unpaid work in the community after admitting driving while disqualified.

Ashley Davis, of Hawkins Close in Yarmouth, pleaded guilty to driving while disqualified and driving with no insurance at Yarmouth magistrates court yesterday.

A FORMER toy shop owner has been ordered to carry out unpaid work in the community after admitting driving while disqualified.

Ashley Davis, of Hawkins Close in Yarmouth, pleaded guilty to driving while disqualified and driving with no insurance at Yarmouth magistrates court yesterday.

The court heard that Davis, 38, was stopped by police carrying out routine vehicle checks on the Acle Straight, near Yarmouth, at about 2.30am on December 16.

Rachel Balfour, prosecuting, said that when the officers checked the details of his Toyota, they found he had been disqualified from driving for a six month period in September last year.

Arthur Balls, for Davis, said that until April last year, Davis had owned toy shops in Gorleston, Yarmouth and Diss but had recently been forced to declare himself bankrupt. He had also separated from his wife and was living apart from his children.

He had had a telephone call from his six-year-old son in the early hours of December 16 and started to drive towards Norwich to see him when he was stopped by the police.

Davis was yesterday sentenced to a community order with 60 hours unpaid work and when his disqualification period ends, six penalty points will be put on his licence.


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