‘Pay your fines or go to prison’

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A MAN was warned he will face jail if he appears before the district judge again for failing to pay his fines.

Trevor Parkinson, of George Street, Grantham, ran up 11 fines totalling more than £1,000 between September 2001 and May 2011.

Fines officer Tony Summerfield told the court that only £80 had been paid in that time.

District judge John Stobart said: “You are just about to reach the end of the road.”

He reduced Parkinson’s fines by £300 to under £1,000 and gave him a 21 day suspended committal order.

Mr Stobart added: “If you’re brought back you will be going down the stairs to prison for 21 days. Be under no illusion, that is what will happen. There are no excuses.”