A Swindon man has been sentenced for driving at 61mph on the M4.

Magistrates at Bath Law Courts proved that Indarjit Thiara, of Wheeler Avenue in Upper Stratton, was guilty through the single justice procedure of breaking a temporary speed restriction on the motorway between Junctions 19 and 20.

An automatic camera device caught the 47-year-old defendant driving along the eastbound carriageway at 61mph in his black 69-plate Toyota when the speed limit had been lowered to 50mph on June 16, 2023.

At the time of the offence, the motorway's usual 70mph speed limit had been reduced by a temporary maximum speed restriction made by South Gloucestershire Council which applied to the M4, M5 and M32 motorways at Almondsbury.

Avon and Somerset Constabulary reported the speeding offence.

He received a £107 fine and three penalty points on his driving licence, and must also pay £90 in court costs as well as £42 to fund victim services - £239 altogether, which needs to be paid by March 20, 2024.

The defendant's guilty plea was taken into account by magistrates when they imposed his sentence.