Lord Heseltine fined £5000 after seriously injuring cyclist

Conservative peer Lord Heseltine pleads guilty to driving without due care and attention after he seriously injured a cyclist in Northampton

Lord Michael Heseltine has pleaded guilty to driving without due care and attention and fined £5000 after he injured a cyclist in Northampton in June 2016.

The former deputy prime minister hit the cyclist after pulling out of a junction onto the B4525 in Thenford, Northamptonshire, on June 19 leaving the rider with severe arm and leg injuries.

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The unnamed cyclist fractured his left arm in four places and injuries to his knees. He required pins and plates to rectify injuries after colliding with Lord Heseltine’s Jaguar car.

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Lord Heseltine appeared in Northampton magistrates’ court on Thursday (January 5).

In addition to the £5000 fine, the 83-year-old was given five points on his licence and ordered to pay £255 in charges.