Jump­ing red lights? The but­ler did it!

Midweek Sport - - NEWS -

EX-ROYAL but­ler Paul Bur­rell has been fined for jump­ing a red light.

Bur­rell, 54, of High Street, Farn­don, was caught by po­lice driv­ing through a red light in Wrex­ham.

He did not show up in court but in a state­ment said the fu­ture of his flower shop was de­pen­dent on him be­ing able to drive.

Mag­is­trates heard Bur­rell, who was a foot­man for the Queen and later but­ler to Diana, Princess of Wales, was caught on CCTV driv­ing his Ford Fo­cus through the red light at a cross­ing.

He ad­mit­ted the of­fence in a state­ment.

Pros­e­cut­ing, Tracey Willing­ham said: “He clearly crosses against the red light, al­beit it hadn’t been flash­ing long. He doesn’t wait.

“He was driv­ing slowly enough and had plenty of time to stop.”

Bur­rell’s state­ment said: “This is my first traf­fic of­fence in over 30 years.”

Bur­rell was or­dered to pay a £135 fine and was given three points on his li­cence. He was also or­dered to pay £55 in costs.

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