Anglican leader on trial for speeding

Anglican leader on trial for speeding

While awaiting the final judgment, the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, Anglican spiritual leader, who had just become King Charles III. has been convicted of speeding by a very real court, sources close to AFP learned on Friday.

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On Wednesday, the archbishop was punished with a loss of three points on his driver’s license, the same day he expressed sharp criticism of the conservative government’s migration policy before the upper house.

The case dates back to October 2, when Justin Welby was filmed speeding at the wheel of his car, a Volkswagen Golf, while driving to his residence at Lambeth Palace in London, the Evening Standard reported.

He was driving at 25 mph (40 km/h) which is 5 miles over the speed limit.

In the UK, failure to pay a fine on time results in the offender’s file being referred to the courts, where he particularly risks having points deducted from his driving licence.

A spokesman for the Archdiocese told AFP Justin Welby had tried three times to pay the £300 fine, but to no avail.

“We have all the documentation to show he tried to pay. “An administrative error appears to be at the root of the problem,” said this spokesman. “He had not been informed of the initiation of proceedings,” he added.