A PLUMBER who ran a red light at a Herefordshire level crossing has been fined for his 'extremely dangerous' behaviour.

Adam Daniel Stayte admitted driving without due care and attention when he appeared before magistrates in Hereford.

Stayte had been caught on camera running a red light in a Ford Transit at a level crossing in Leominster's Mill street at around 4.48pm on May 4, prosecutor Shafquat Reaz said.

"The lights changed from amber to red and he kept going," Mr Reaz told the court.

"He was seen on a fixed camera at the level crossing."

Speaking on his own behalf, 36-year-old plumber Stayte said he had been on his way home after spending the day working in Leominster and that he had no good reason to have ignored the red light at the crossing.

Magistrates told Stayte that failing to stop for a red light at a level crossing was extremely dangerous.

Stayte, of Portland Street, Worcester, was fined £293 and received six penalty points. He must also pay costs of £135 and a £34 victim surcharge.