A COURT has handed a man six penalty points for driving without a licence and insurance – despite him not having a licence.

Stephen Grant, of All Saints Road, Worcester, appeared at Worcester Magistrates Court on Friday after previously pleading guilty to driving without a licence or insurance and handling stolen goods.

Lesley Ashton, prosecuting, said the 20-year-old had been asked by a friend on Tuesday, May 20 to drive a van for him.

“When he took possession of it he realised the vehicle had been stolen," she said.

Chris Hilton, defending, said by the time Grant realised what was going on it was too late.

“He felt he was left with little option but to go along with what was required of him,” he said.

He was handed three points and a £33 fine for driving without a licence and three points and a £200 for driving without insurance.

Although Grant has never held a driving licence, the points will be applied if he applies for one in the future.

He was also sentenced to a 12-month community order and 150 hours of unpaid work for handling stolen goods.

He must pay £100 compensation, £85 costs and a £60 victim surcharge.