Northern Ireland

Sammy Wilson fined for using mobile in car in Newtownards

Finance Minister Sammy Wilson
Image caption Finance Minister Sammy Wilson was fined £200

Finance Minister Sammy Wilson has been fined for driving while using a mobile phone.

The 59-year-old DUP assembly member and MP for East Antrim was fined £200 and issued with three penalty points.

Police saw him holding the phone to his ear on Newtownards High Street in April.

Mr Wilson was not at Ards Magistrate's Court for the hearing on Thursday and was not represented by a solicitor.