An Ipswich man has been fined £660 by magistrates for speeding on the Orwell Bridge while the limit was reduced last year.

Daniel Michael Howard appeared before Suffolk Magistrates' Court in Ipswich last month.

The 31-year-old was charged with driving a Ford Ranger on the westbound carriageway on the A14 bridge, south of Ipswich, at a speed of 76mph on May 24 last year.

The incident happened at 2.52am and the vehicle was recorded at a speed that was too high for a fixed penalty to be issued.

The speed limit on the Orwell Bridge was reduced to 40mph for several weeks last May after a crash damaged the central reservation.

Howard, of Meadowvale Close, Ipswich, was fined £660 by magistrates, as well as being told to pay costs of £110.

Magistrates also ordered his driving licence be endorsed with six points.

The Orwell Bridge was closed over several nights in June last year to fix the central reservation and allow for the national speed limit to be reintroduced.