A motorist caught speeding in a Borders village was also uninsured. Jedburgh Justice of the Peace Court heard that Neil Hinnigan, 31, had recently bought the vehicle and thought his partner had organised the insurance.

But when he was clocked driving at 42 mph in a 30mph zone in the village of Eccles near Kelso on August 28, a police check revealed that the car had not been insured. Defence lawyer Rory Bannerman said: "He took a chance that his partner had done what was agreed. He did not check."

Hinnigan, who works for Scottish Borders Council and is from Kelso, was fined £300 and had his licence endorsed with six penalty points for the insurance offence. He was also fined £150 for speeding.