A Premier League football club manager who reportedly earns £1million a season has been fined £200 for possessing no car insurance right after what his representatives describe as an ‘admin error’.
Tottenham Hotspur’s Tim Sherwood was also ordered to shell out £110 expenses and a £20 victim surcharge in his absence at Hatfield Magistrates Court.
The information will be an added blow to the 45-12 months-old, whose group just lately lost 3 big video games towards Arsenal, Chelsea and Benfica.
When approached for a comment at his gated estate in the village of Dagnall, close to Berkhamsted, his housekeeper mentioned he had in reality sold the car in query.
Head of press for Spurs Simon Felstein explained: “It is an admin error. Tim offered the auto last summer time. It was usually insured.”
The vehicle had been supplied to Mr Sherwood by Icon Motoring, which supplies ‘luxury and performance cars for iconic sports activities personalities and VIPs’ according to its site.
Proprietor Nick Cramer stated: “Tim Sherwood is not going to be driving without insurance. We have received all the paperwork to deal with this.
“I do all the automobiles for all the workers at Spurs. Every automobile in the trade constantly will get this.
“The DVLA automatically generates these things with no checking.”
Mr Cramer stated he was about to send the buy specifics of when he bought the automobile back from Mr Sherwood to the court service.
Mr Felstein explained: “The courts are possessing to deal with hundreds of these at the moment because the DVLA has screwed up.”
Mr Cramer said the DVLA pc cannot search for trade or fleet car insurance policies that businesses like his use.
He stated: “I had had another bailiff letter that came in right now chasing me for income. It’s driving everyone mad and it is the DVLA’s fault – it is a nightmare.
“The DVLA can only search personal policies. It’s ridiculous how they are undertaking it. These are all completed from assumptions.”
An admin officer for Herts Court Services confirmed that the court service is now ‘frequently’ currently being informed about this issue by angry motorists.
He mentioned: “I do not even believe Tim Sherwood was conscious of this going by means of the court and he was not actually there.
“He was given notification – a summons would have been sent to him by the DVLA, but he may possibly not have received it simply because everything is completed by Royal Mail.
“We can convict men and women in their absence, and proceeded in absence of a plea just before the court.”
He stated the matter is currently being looked into by the court’s legal group.
He mentioned: “New proof has come to light that in fact the offence was not committed as this kind of and Tim Sherwood was not the proprietor at the time in question.
“The magistrates will have to reopen the situation, and the DVLA will look at withdrawing it.”