A BANNED driver has been given a community sentence and ordered to carry out 160 hours of unpaid work.

Ian Hart, aged 34, of Wellington Street, Farnworth, is disqualified from driving but was caught being the wheel of a Seat Leon in Bridgewater Avenue, Over Hulton, on December 5.

At Bolton Magistrates’ Court he pleaded guilty to committing the offence and having no insurance. As well as the unpaid work he must participate in 10 days of rehabilitation activities and is banned from applying for a licence for nine months.