Councillor's driving ban appeal adjourned

A South Tyneside councillor’s bid to overturn an 18-month driving ban has been adjourned.

Cleadon and East Boldon ward member Jeff Milburn was convicted of failing to provide a breath specimen at South Tyneside Magistrate’s court last January.

He denied the charge, but was convicted after trial, and handed the ban alongside a 12-month community order as well as being ordered to pay £620 costs and a £90 surcharge.

His solicitor, Geoffery Forrester, told the court he would be appealing against both the conviction and sentence.

The appeal will be heard at Newcastle Crown Court


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The appeal was listed at Newcastle Crown Court, Friday, January 8, but was adjourned for mention on February 4.

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