Guilty of speeding

A BINMAN, who was charged with reckless driving after a fatal road accident, has had his charges dropped. He has now pleaded guilty to speeding. Stephen Alderton, 46, was driving through Bow in the early hours of May 26 last year, when his dustcart collid

A BINMAN, who was charged with reckless driving after a fatal road accident, has had his charges dropped. He has now pleaded guilty to speeding.

Stephen Alderton, 46, was driving through Bow in the early hours of May 26 last year, when his dustcart collided with 26-year-old Gareth Weiland, a business man from Suffolk.

Mr Weiland, who had been watching a rugby match with friends at Twickenham before the accident, suffered massive head injuries and later died in hospital.

Alderton, of Rose Lane, Marks Gate, was initially charged with driving without due care and attention and pleaded not guilty in February.


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But this charge was subsequently dropped because the prosecution could offer no evidence.

At Barking Magistrates Court last Wednesday Alderton was given a new charge of speeding, to which he pleaded guilty.

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He was fined �300, with �70 costs and a �15 surcharge. His driving licence was endorsed with three points.

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