A VAN driver has been fined hundreds after blocking a street in Hereford city centre.

Conor Brookes was proven guilty of one count of causing unnecessary obstruction by a motor vehicle.

The court heard that the 26-year-old had left his van in Bewell Street, near the Tesco supermarket, blocking the road, on July 26 last year.

The van causing the obstruction was a Mercedes Sprinter, and Brookes was said to be the person in charge of the vehicle.


Brookes, who is of Romsey Drive in Belmont, was fined £220 for the offence at Worcester Magistrates' Court on February 13.

He was also ordered to pay prosecution costs of £90 and an £88 victim surcharge, which is used to fund services supporting victims of crime.

He must pay a total balance of £398 by March 12.