A missed payment for car insurance has resulted in a Ballinamallard man being disqualified from driving.

It was heard at Enniskillen Magistrates Court on Monday how police in Enniskillen before 7.30pm on August 6 stopped a Toyota Corolla at the Irvinestown Road.

It was being driven by Mark Weir (28), with an address of Makenny Crescent, Ballinamallard, who was the owner of the car.

Police could not identify an insurance policy for the car and Weir was unable to produce one.

His solicitor, Garry Smyth, told the court there had been a policy in place but a missed payment cancelled it. He said once this was realised, Weir took steps to remedy the situation.

Mr. Smyth said Weir was an "industrious" young man in gainful employment and his licence was vital to him.

The court heard how since 2016 Weir had been disqualified from driving on two occasions, and also received penalty points for no insurance.

Mr. Smyth accepted Weir had put himself in a very difficult position.

District Judge Steven Keown told Mr. Smyth there was very little to move him back from a nine-month disqualification.

But taking into consideration Weir's early plea, the impact the loss of his licence would have on his work, and all that was said on his behalf, he issued Weir with six penalty points and a £350 fine.

Due to the totting up of penalty points, this resulted in Weir receiving a six-month disqualification.