A 26 year-old man who was in charge of a vehicle whilst over the drink-drive limit has escaped a ban.

Shane Lee, of Tresaderns Hill, St Day, admitted committing the offence on June 24 at Sticker.

He had 81mcgs of alcohol in 100mls of breath when he was in charge of a Ford Transit. The legal limit is 35mcgs.

Lee received ten points on his licence and was fined £120. He was also ordered to pay £85 costs and £30 victim surcharge.

A HELSTON woman failed to ensured that her children attended school regularly.

Barbara Parsons, aged 52, of Gweal Wartha, admitted committing the offences between April 22, 2019 and September 27, 2019.

She was fined £126 and ordered to pay £100 costs and £32 victim surcharge.

FAILING to ensure her child attended school regularly has resulted in a court appearance for a 32 year-old woman.

Sarah Huddleson, of Harmony Close, Redruth, admitted committing the offence between September 4, 2018 and July 25, 2019.

She was given a 12-month conditional discharge and ordered to pay £80 costs and £20 victim surcharge.

A TRURO man has been given a suspended prison sentence after making false statements to the Department for Work and Pensions.

Sven Logan Salton, aged 62, of Tregolls Road, originally denied two offences but changed his plea to guilty.

On August 3, 2016, he made a statement that his mobility and capability to look after himself were both much poorer than was actually the case.

Between November 5, 2014 and October 25, 2016, he failed to promptly notify the DWP of a change of circumstances, namely that his mobility and capability of looking after himself had improved.

Magistrates said that the reason for custody was that the defendant received over £17,500 of state money when he should ahve been updating the DWP to changes in his circumstances. The offences also occurred over a long period of time.

Salton has been put on an electronic curfew for four months. His eight-month sentence was suspended for 12 months.

DRIVING without insurance or a licence has resulted in a ban for a 40 year-old man.

Lee Stuart Barnaby, of Chenhalls Road, St Erth, admitted committing the offences in Green Lane, Redruth, on August 31.

He was disqualified for six months and fined £120. He was also ordered to pay £85 costs and £32 victim surcharge.