Man denies Rose Fair offence

A MOTORIST accused of colliding with a children s decorated float taking part in the annual Wisbech Rose Fair parade has denied dangerous driving. Charles Francis, 39, of Edinburgh Drive, Wisbech, is also accused of driving a Rover car during the alleged

A MOTORIST accused of colliding with a children's decorated float taking part in the annual Wisbech Rose Fair parade has denied dangerous driving.

Charles Francis, 39, of Edinburgh Drive, Wisbech, is also accused of driving a Rover car during the alleged incident in Nene Quay without a licence or insurance, failing to stop after the accident, and using a car with a defective tyre. Fenland magistrates did not take a plea on those allegations.

Francis further denied being in possession of the class C drug cannabis on July 7. The court decided that Francis should face trial at Cambridge Crown Court, and adjourned the case for a committal hearing on September 25.

* After a change of plea, Francis admitted driving without a licence or insurance in Lincoln on June 10. He was banned for nine months and fined a total of £250 with £100 costs and a £15 surcharge.