A JCB driver has been sentenced after carrying a dangerous load on a busy road in Herefordshire.

Alistair Kirk appeared before magistrates in Worcester for sentencing after entering a guilty plea to one count of causing a danger of injury due to the weight, position, distribution, or security of a load while using a vehicle on a road at an earlier hearing.

Hereford Times:

The court heard from the prosecutor that the 23-year-old had been caught using a JCB with a dangerous load on Tenbury Road, Bromyard, on September 8.

Kirk, of The Birches in Stourport-on-Severn, had been carrying two metal gates and a wooden pallet, which appeared much wider than the vehicle itself, on the JCB's front forks, the court was told.


The load was secured to the JCB with a thin piece of rope, and posed a danger of injury, magistrates heard.

Kirk was fined £141, received three penalty points, and was disqualified from holding or obtaining a driving licence, with magistrates saying a ban was obligatory due to repeat offending.

He was also ordered to pay prosecution costs of £90 and a £56 victim surcharge.

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