A 19-year-old man who was caught speeding whilst doing messages for his uncle has been found guilty of excess speed and having no insurance.

Sean Gerard McDermott of Swanlinbar Road, Enniskillen was detected by police doing 66mph in a 40mph zone on the Belturbet Road, Teemore on at around 9.30am on March 29, 2019.

When stopped by police it was also discovered he was not insured to drive the Volkswagen Transporter van.

McDermott told officers that he would not have driven the van if he had known there was no insurance on it.

His uncle, Sean Patrick McDermott (43) with an address of Carran Road, Kinawley was also found guilty of permitting no insurance in relation to the incident.

Niall Bogue, representing both uncle and nephew told the court that Sean Gerard McDermott was insured in his own car but did not have third party extension and was unaware of the exclusion on insurance for people under 25 years of age.

He said his client accepted the excess speed but gave context to the area where he was detected, telling the court how it was on the main Dublin Road and there was a drop in the speed limit from 60mh to 40mph passing a crossroads and that the speeding was down to inattention and nothing more serious.

In relation to Sean Patrick McDermott, Mr. Bogue said that his licence was crucial to his work and that he had insurance but there was an under 25 exclusion. He had sent his nephew on a message which he would not have done had he known he was uninsured.

District Judge Michael Ranaghan gave the pair credit for their clear licences and early plea.

19-year-old McDermott received six penalty points and £350 fine for speeding and having no insurance while his uncle received six penalty points and £175 fine for permitting no insurance.