A MAN has been hit with a £160 court penalty for refusing the give police the name of a driver suspected of committing an offence.

Christopher McNicholls, of Newton Hall Lane, Mobberley, was found guilty of the offence when the case was heard at Manchester Magistrates’ Court on March 1.

An officer from Greater Manchester Police had requested the name of the driver of a Peugeot in Manchester on May 25, last year.

The motorist was alleged to have been guilty of a road traffic offence, the court heard.

The 45-year-old was fined £120 and ordered to pay £48 victim surcharge.

Magistrates also endorsed his driving licence with six points.

No order for costs was made ‘due to means’.

McNicholls was given until March 29 to pay the £168 court penalty.