MAGISTRATES have banned a Huddersfield man who exceeded the speed limit by up to 24mph on the M1.

Mohammed Obaydullah, 24, of St John’s Road, Birkby, admitted by post driving a Mercedes Benz at Cosby in Leicestershire on February 3 at between 85mph and 94mph for seven miles and driving other than in accordance with a licence and without insurance.

Magistrates at Hinckley, Leicestershire, last month adjourned the case for Obaydullah to attend because they were considering disqualifying him.

When the case resumed in his absence, the Bench decided to use discretionary powers to ban him for two months – and imposed a £172 fine, with £60 costs and £15 victim surcharge for driving without insurance.