A 43-year-old motorist has been fined £300 for three motoring offences.

Alan Jessop admitted two counts of having no vehicle licence and one of having no insurance.

His licence was also endorsed with six penalty points.

Prosecuting advocate Rachael Braidwood told the court that, on July 2, police went to Snaefell Road, Douglas, where Jessop lives, after a report of two untaxed vehicles there.

When they arrived they found a Ford Transit van with a tax expiry date of February 2022, and an Audi A2 with tax expired in January 2022.

Both vehicles were subsequently seized.

Police spoke to Jessop on July 3 and he said that he was aware the vehicles were untaxed but thought they would be OK outside his house.

He said he had been unable to insure one of them as he was waiting on the log book from the previous owner.

Defence advocate Paul Rodgers said that Jessop had bought the vehicle which was not insured, for £100, in the hope of renovating it, but it had proved too expensive.

Deemster Graeme Cook, sitting as Deputy High Bailiff, fined Jessop £50 for each of the vehicle licence offences and £200 for the insurance offence.

He must also pay £50 prosecution costs and will pay all amounts at a rate of £25 per week.