An Ipswich man has been ordered to pay out more than £1,000 for failing to tell police the identity of the driver of a vehicle.

Florin Holea, of Heatherhayes in Ipswich, was sentenced at South Wales Magistrates' Court in Newport on January 31.

The 31-year-old had been charged with failing to give information relating to the identification of a driver when required on behalf of the chief officer of police for Gwent in Wales.

This was in relation to an offence involving the driver of a Volkswagen who was guilty of an offence in Gwent on October 25 last year.

The charges were brought against him by Gwent Police.

The case was dealt with through the single justice procedure, which typically deals with more minor summary offences that are not heard before a crown court.

Holea was ordered by magistrates to pay a fine of £660 in the hearing.

He was also told to pay a victim surcharge of £264, as well as costs of £90 to make a total of £1,014 to pay.

His driving licence was also endorsed with six points.