New details have been released of a court case involving a driver who went 61mph on the M4 near Swindon.

Farzad Rashad, of Memorial Close in Hounslow, originally 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.

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.

He was due to appear at Ealing Magistrates' Court in West London on Thursday, November 9, to make a statutory declaration in relation to that case.

However, court records show the defendant did not turn up to court to make this declaration, so the original conviction and imposed sentence still stand.