A TRURO man has been sentenced by a court in Cornwall after it was proved that he used his mobile phone while driving.

Damian Russell Humphries, 33, of Trelander in East Truro appeared in front of magistrates at Truro Magistrates' Court on Thursday, June 30 on one count of using a handheld mobile phone or device while driving a motor vehicle on a road.

The offence happened in Truro on Wednesday, August 25 2021 while Humphries was driving a Ford vehicle on Station Road.

On Friday, June 10 it was proved in Humphries' absence by Truro Magistrates Court that he was, in fact, using a mobile phone while driving on the road.

Humphries did not appear in court for his sentencing and magistrates handed him down a fine of £660.

He will also have to pay a surcharge to fund victim services of £66 as well as pay costs of £660 to the Crown Prosecution Service as well as being disqualified for holding or obtaining a driving licence for 6 months and having six points on his licence and his driving record endorsed.

The court also noted how Humphries' disqualification had been obligatory due to his record of repeat offending.