A WOMAN who failed to report an accident after she crashed her vehicle into another car, has narrowly avoided losing her licence.

At a hearing in Burnley, the court heard how Ann-Marie Ayub, of Burnley Road, Accrington, had been driving her white BMW on Mosley Street, Barnoldswick on January 9, when she hit a black Nissan Micro causing moderate damage to the vehicle.

Prosecuting, Alex Mann, said Ayub, 23, failed to report the incident to the police, but CCTV footage provided from the night enabled officers to identify her as the driver of the car.

In mitigation, defence solicitor, Mr Parker, said that Ayub, who works as a pharmacist, had just changed her vehicle from a manual to an automatic and had admitted she wasn't paying careful attention to the road as she was trying to concentrate on the controls.

He said: "She understands that she should have reported the incident at the time and later wrote a letter of apology to the victim. She has never been in trouble before and as she is a probationary driver, having only passed her test last year, if she receives six or more points on her licence in two years she will have to take her test again."

Ayub pleaded guilty to driving without due care and attention and failing to report an accident, and was given five points on her licence and ordered to pay £284 to the court.