A motorist has been brought to court for driving at 61mph on the M4 near Swindon.

Farzhad Rashad, of Memorial Close in Hounslow, faced two charges.

The first alleged that a camera caught the 31-year-old driving a vehicle on the eastbound carriageway of the M4 between Junctions 16 and 15 at 61 miles per hour on January 15, 2021, while there was a temporary maximum speed restriction of 50mph in force.

So, while going at 61mph would usually be considered slower than the usual motorway speed limit of 70mph, he would have been considered to be speeding at the time of the offence.

The second charge alleged that he failed to give information to Avon and Somerset Police when required on February 18, 2021, about the identity of a driver of a vehicle - which had the same registration plate as the car in the first charge - who was alleged to have been guilty of an offence.

The defendant was found guilty of both offences by a magistrate at Bath Magistrates Court on October 7, 2021.

More recently, he appeared appeared at Ealing Magistrates' Court in West London on Thursday to make a statutory declaration in relation to that case.