Grantham magistrates ban former Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott from driving

John Prescott.
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Former Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott has been banned from driving after making an appearance at Grantham Magistrates Court.

The Labour Peer, 77, was banned for six months after he was caught speeding on the A15 at Scampton in August. Magistrates put three points on his licence which took him to 12 points altogether and an immediate ban.

Lord Prescott was also fined £250, ordered to pay £85 costs and a £25 victim surcharge. He was helping his son to move house at the time.

Lord Prescott, who will not be back behind the wheel until the end of November, said: “I committed an offence, I’m not arguing. I’ve been involved in bringing speeding legislation in and I have to face the consequences but that’s life and you can’t have any excuse. At the end of the day, that’s it, you’re suspended.”