[an error occurred while processing this directive]
BBC News
watch One-Minute World News
Last Updated: Monday, 23 October 2006, 13:48 GMT 14:48 UK
Blind man 'stunned' at speed fine
Dawn, Chris and Martyn Styles
The family could not believe it when the speeding ticket arrived
A deaf and blind man has said he was shocked after police issued him with a speeding ticket.

Martyn Styles said he was at his son's Kent school when the car he owns was filmed almost 200 miles away in Hull.

When the letter arrived, he could not see it and gave it to his wife, Dawn, to read. "She was stunned and could not believe it," he said.

Humberside Police said they wanted to reassure the pair they had nothing to worry about if it was a mistake.

Mr Styles said he and his wife returned from his nine-year-old son's school at 1300 BST on the day of the offence and CCTV captured his car at 1205 BST on the A1079 Beverley Road in Hull.

How could I drive that car?
Martyn Styles

The letter from Humberside Police said there was "photographic, videographic or radar evidence" of Mr Styles's car being driven at 36mph in a 30mph zone in his Renault Scenic Privilege.

It said he would be fined 60 and have three points put on his licence.

Mr Styles, 44, said: "I took the letter to Kent Police and an officer looked at me and she couldn't believe it.

"How could I drive that car?"

'Nothing to worry about'

He added: "Kent Police asked me if I have a driving licence and I don't - other people drive my car."

Mrs Styles, 29, said she drove the car for short distances from their home in Paddock Wood but never travelled far.

A spokeswoman for Humberside Police said: "We would like to reassure the couple that if a mistake has been made they have nothing to worry about.

"We need them to return the ticket and a covering letter so this matter can be fully investigated."

Mr Styles said he was happy with the police response but still wanted to the CCTV image to be sent to the family.

He said he was now also worried that his car registration number had been cloned.

Blind driver's instructor jailed
09 Oct 06 |  West Midlands
Suspended term for blind driver
11 Sep 06 |  West Midlands

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external internet sites

Has China's housing bubble burst?
How the world's oldest clove tree defied an empire
Why Royal Ballet principal Sergei Polunin quit


Americas Africa Europe Middle East South Asia Asia Pacific