A HEREFORDSHIRE footballer has been fined for driving while having no licence or insurance.

Billy Murphy, who has played for Hereford and Westfields, appeared at Hereford Magistrates Court on Tuesday (August 29).

The 27-year-old, of Kenwater Close, Leominster, pleaded guilty to the offences after being caught driving a Ford Fiesta in Pump Piece in the town on March 11.

For having no insurance, magistrates fined him £200, with seven points also being endorsed. No separate penalty was imposed for having no licence. 


Murphy was also charged with driving while disqualified, which he pleaded guilty to.  However, that offence was withdrawn at the hearing. 

Murphy, who will also have to pay court costs of £135 and a victim surcharge of £80, was part of Peter Beadle's successful Hereford United youth team that reached the FA Youth Cup Fourth Round in 2013/14, with the Bulls bowing out against Manchester City.

After stints at Bristol City and Bath City, the midfielder signed for Hereford FC in December 2017, whom at the time were managed by Beadle. 

He left the club in January 2019 when Marc Richards was in charge, and joined Leamington. However, six months later, he was back in Hereford after deciding to join Westfields

Murphy was part of manager Phil Glover's squad last season, but only made a handful of appearances.