A LAND Rover driver has admitted carrying an unsafe transit van on a trailer held with just one strap.

James Rowley, of Eastgate Road, Holmes Chapel, pleaded guilty at Chester Magistrates Court on April 3 to the motoring offence.

The 30-year-old was stopped on King Street in Rudheath on December 21, last year, driving a Land Rover with an insecure load.

A transit van on a trailer behind his vehicle was only secured with two straps, one of which had snapped as a result of an accident, the court heard. The other strap was undamaged.

Not securing the vehicle properly posed a danger of injury to people, magistrates were told.

The Land Rover was also found to have a larger wheel on the rear offside axle compared to the other three.

Rowley was fined £266 and ordered to pay £110 costs and £106 victim surcharge.

His driving licence was endorsed with three penalty points.

Magistrates took the guilty plea into account when the sentence was imposed.

The defendant was given until May 1 to pay the £482 court bill.