Friday, August 12, 2005
Neil launches fresh No campaign
Neil launches fresh No campaign
Political activist Neil Herron is planning a new No campaign - against a £120 fine for an offence he didn't know he had committed.
Mr Herron, best known for his opposition to the North-East assembly and Brussels legislation, now has a fight to clear his own name.
The Sunderland-based campaigner was caught speeding on October 18 last year on the A692 Watergate Bank North in Gateshead.
However, a mix-up led to the fine being sent to his old address in Pear Tree Mews. Mr Herron said he had sent his driving licence and vehicle registration to the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency after he moved to his new home in The Westlands.
But the DVLA claimed it had not arrived - meaning Mr Herron had to apply for new documents.
When they arrived, he was shocked to find his licence recorded details of a conviction on May 31 for failing to supply information regarding the speeding offence, and the £120 fine outstanding.
Last night he said: "You can't just rely on one letter getting to the right person, and then convict them on the basis of it. It's not good enough."
He is now asking for the case to be brought back to court so he can give his defence.
A Northumbria Police spokesman said: "The police use details provided by the DVLA and this information should be up to date."
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