A WOMAN from Blackburn has been fined more than £800 after failing to provide the identity of a driver who had committed an offence.

Begum Shazia, 27, wasn’t present at Tameside Magistrates’ Court in Ashton-under-Lyne for her hearing on Tuesday, May 24.

Shazia, of Pilmuir Road, Blackburn, had been charged with failing to give information relating to the identification of the driver of a vehicle when required.

On November 19, when required to by the Chief Officer of Police for Greater Manchester, she failed to provide the identity of the driver of her BMW 1 Series, who was alleged to have been guilty of an offence.

The case against her was found proven by a magistrate through a single justice procedure hearing.

Shazia was fined £660 and ordered to pay costs of £90 and a surcharge of £66 to fund victim services over the offence.

Her driving record was also endorsed with six penalty points for the offence, and she was given until June 21 to pay the total amount of £816.

Single Justice Procedures are used in cases involving adults charged with summary-only non-imprisonable offences.

It allows cases to be dealt with by a single magistrate on the basis of the papers alone without either party having to attend court for a hearing, allowing the court to deal with a higher volume of cases more quickly, and is commonly used for driving offences.