A 54-year-old Douglas man has been fined £650 for driving without insurance.

David William Kinnish, of Prince’s Street, admitted the offence and also had his licence endorsed by magistrates with six points.

Prosecuting advocate Rebecca Cubbon told the court that police found a Ford Transit van abandoned on the Old Castletown Road in Port Soderick on February 6.

It had a damaged wing mirror and a puncture.

The vehicle was traced to the keeper who said that he had sold it to Kinnish.

Police then spoke to Kinnish who said he had been driving it but had suffered two punctures so had left it.

The court heard that he previously had three points on his licence.

Defence advocate Peter Taylor asked for credit to be given for his client’s guilty plea.

Mr Taylor said that Kinnish had only had the vehicle for a few days.

Magistrates also ordered Kinnish to pay £50 prosecution costs which he will pay along with the fine at a rate of £50 per month.