A woman from Prestwich has been fined after allowing her partner to drive without insurance.

Police arrested the woman and her partner in March this year after stopping their vehicle which had a defective handbrake.

The pair were also remanded into custody after police discovered an alias name had been used on the car's insurance policy.

The woman, who has not been named by police, was summoned to court for permitting someone to drive without insurance.

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Giving an update on the arrest, police in Bury said the woman had been sentenced to pay more than £600 in court costs and fines and has had six points added to her licence.

A spokesperson for Bury South Police said: “Back in March the partner of the driver of this vehicle was summoned to court for permitting someone to drive without insurance - she has now been sentenced.

“Driving licence endorsed with six points. To pay a total of costs and fines of £608.00.”

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Writing in March, the force wrote on X: “Vehicle stopped by GMP Specials for defected handbrake with driver and having alias name on insurance.

“Both occupants (driver and partner) reported for summons for multiple offences including no driving licence/insurance.”