The driver of a heavy goods lorry who ignored the weight restriction through an Oxfordshire village, has been fined after an alert villager exposed him by taking a picture on their phone.

The driver, Nathanial Freeman, was travelling through Long Wittenham in breach of the 7.5tonne weight limit.

He pleaded guilty at Oxford Magistrates’ Court and made representations concerning his financial circumstances.

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The magistrates took the circumstances into account when fining him £90. In addition, Mr Freeman had to pay £175 costs and a victim surcharge of £32.

The county council's trading standards department thanked the villager for the snap.