Clerk ‘helped drivers avoid court bans’


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A court clerk helped more than 70 motorists falsify their driving records and escape bans, a court heard today.

Clerical assistant David Kelly, 47, is said to have operated the scam from his workplace in the admin department at Liverpool Magistrates’ Court.

It is alleged he assisted 71 drivers in removing details of their convictions, disqualifications and penalty points on 110 occasions between 2004 and 2010.

A jury at Preston Crown Court was told that motorists would pass cash to intermediaries to set up the deletion of driving offences from their licences.

Kelly would then send forms from the court to the DVLA to request the alterations, it is alleged.

The Crown says Kelly abused his position and that the only sensible motive was financial gain. Kelly denies conspiracy to pervert the course of justice.

In the dock with him are four of his alleged “customers”, Shaun Robinson, 24, Samantha Evans, 25, Mark Camello, 33, and Terence Nash, 27, who all deny perverting the course of justice.