Lee Ryan encourages fans to ‘be kind to each other’

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Court papers said the 38-year-old was charged with driving a Mercedes at 70mph in a 60mph limit on Fletton Parkway, Peterborough last August. He was also charged with driving a Mercedes at 71mph on the same road just two weeks later.

These speeding charges were eventually dismissed as the prosecution offered no evidence, due to there being no means of proving who was driving.

Ryan went on trial for two counts of failing to give information relating to the identification of the driver when required and was found guilty by magistrates.

The singer insisted during the hearing that he had sent off the required information in the time limit, but he was still found guilty by the magistrates.

He said he could not afford the £1,501 fine and costs.

Magistrate Alison Marsh gave Ryan two lots of six points against his licence, resulting in a disqualification from driving for 12 months.

He was told if the money was not paid, he could be brought back to court and find himself in prison.

In response to the fine, Ryan said: “I just don’t have the money.

“I haven’t got anything.”

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Within regards to the fine, the magistrates took into account the fact the music industry had been “severely hit” by the coronavirus pandemic.

Speaking via a remote link from Spain, Lee Ryan told Peterborough Magistrates Court that he was out of work because of Covid.

Drivers could be disqualified from driving if they build up 12 or more penalty points within a period of three years.

If caught by a speed camera, drivers will be sent a Notice of Intended Prosecution (NIP) and a Section 172 notice, which must say who was driving the car.

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