A DRIVER who failed to co-operate with the Metropolitan Police when the force had been trying to investigate a road traffic offence has been fined more than £1,000 by the courts.

Vanessa Longstaff, of Axial Drive, Colchester, had been required by the Met’s chief of police to give information relating to the identification of the driver of a Polestar – a type of electric car – following an incident in September.

The driver was alleged to be guilty of an offence in Sidcup, south east England.

But according to court papers, Longstaff, 32, failed to assist the Met, and she was found guilty by magistrates in London last month.

Longstaff must now pay £1,014 in fines, and has had her driving licence endorsed with six points.