Farmer fined for motoring offences while rounding ducks

A farmer has been fined at Londonderry Magistrates Court for motoring offences he committed while trying to round up ducks.

Raymond Kennedy, 22, from Creggmount in Claudy pleaded guilty to taking his father's van without permission, driving without insurance, driving unaccompanied when an 'L' driver and driving without 'L' plates.

Kennedy was fined £300 after the incident which happened on 21 December.

He said it happened when he was trying to round up ducks which had strayed from his father's farm.

His defence solicitor said Kennedy had two girls in the van when he was stopped by police.

District Judge Mr McElholm said he did not know if Kennedy had poultry problems or chick problems.