Here is a round-up of those in our area who have been named and fined in Hertfordshire Magistrates’ courts between June 1 and June 4.

Danielle Carney, 31, of Campbell Close, Bushey. On May 13, 2020, the defendant permitted a person to use a car on A5183 Park Street when there was no insurance in force covering that use of the vehicle. Fine, costs: £297. Driving record also endorsed with six points.

Scott Morris, 47, of Epsom Road, Watford.  On April 22 had in his possession a quantity of crack cocaine, a controlled drug of class A. Also failed without reasonable cause to surrender to custody at West and Central Hertfordshire Magistrates' Court on May 28, having been released on bail in criminal proceedings. Fine, costs: £299.

Isra Shah, 24, of Chestnut Walk, Watford. On January 3 had in her possession a quantity of cannabis, a controlled drug of class B. Fine, costs: £219.

Matthew King, 50, of Brightwell Road, Watford. On May 11 stole a bottle of Diesel fragrance to the value of £74 belonging to Next. Also on May 5, stole four jackets to the value of £276 belonging to Marks and Spencers. Fine, costs: £569.

Rashaun Deleon, 21, of Jubilee Walk, Watford. On April 2 had in his possession two small bags of cannabis, a controlled drug of class B. Fine, costs: £169.

Yusuf Baysal, 31, of East Drive, Watford. On September 3, 2019, the defendant drove a mechanically propelled vehicle on the M25 Motorway between Jnc 18-19, subject of regulations, namely at a speed exceeding 50 miles per hour. The speed, recorded by means of REDFLEX HADECS 3, was 59 mph. Also on September 8, 2019, the defendant drove a vehicle on A412 Scots Hill, Croxley Green, at a speed exceeding the legal limit of 30 miles per hour. The speed recorded by means of Gatso Digital was 36 miles per hour. The speed limit was signified by street lighting placed at less than 200 yard intervals. Fine, costs: £222. Driving licence also endorsed with six points.

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