Man has his licence revoked

Guard, who was awarded �3,000, claimed that he was assaulted by two students

Guard, who was awarded �3,000, claimed that he was assaulted by two students

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A young Portadown footballer will have his driving licence revoked after he received penalty points last Friday at Craigavon Magistrates Court.

Christian Stewart (19), Huntingdale Lodge, was fined £150 and given six points for driving without insurance on July 3.

He was also fined £100 for taking a car without consent.

The court heard that a two-vehicle road traffic collision happened in High Street, Lurgan, and Stewart admitted to police he was not insured.

He said he did not have permission to drive the car.

This was confirmed by his father.

Stewart had struck a bumper of a car as he was leaving a parking bay. He was an ‘R’ driver until May next year.

A defence solicitor said he had been on his father’s insurance for a month before going on holiday.

He added that when he came back his father had bought a car and was arranging insurance but Stewart accepted he should not have been driving.

The solicitor said his client was playing football for Portadown FC and had aspirations towards a football career.

Imposing the six points District Judge, Mr Mervyn Bates, said that this would mean that the defendant’s licence would be revoked.