A Dwygyfylchi man nearing the end of a four-year driving ban was spotted driving an uninsured car, a court heard.

Solicitor Graham Parry told magistrates in Llandudno that it was ironic because his client, Ayron Williams, had been about to apply for his licence to be restored early.

Prosecutor Rhian Jackson said that Williams, aged 24, of Gwynan Park, Dwygyfylchi, was banned for four years and two months in 2018 for driving whilst disqualified.

On October 7 a police patrol officer who saw him travelling on the A55 near Conwy saw that the vehicle was uninsured and when stopped Williams admitted that he was disqualified.

Mr Parry told the court that Williams, a bricklayer, had recently established his own business but his partner, who usually gave him a lift to work, was unavailable that day for an urgent job.

Williams, who pleaded guilty to driving whilst disqualified and having no insurance, was fined £300 and ordered to pay court costs of £85 plus a surcharge of £34, but District Judge Anita Price did not extend his current ban, which expires in November this year.