A KIDDERMINSTER woman has been heavily fined after she was caught using a mobile phone at the wheel.

Isobelle Young, of Whittall Drive East, has been ordered to pay more than £1,500 after using the device whilst driving a car without third party insurance and otherwise than in accordance with a licence.

The 45-year-old was caught driving the Vauxhall car on Clee Avenue, Kidderminster, in February this year.

She appeared at Herefordshire Magistrates' Court last Thursday (September 30) and was ordered to pay £1,542.

Young must pay two £660 fines for the charges of driving whilst using a mobile phone and driving without third party insurance.

She must also pay victim surcharge of £132, and costs of £90.

Young was also disqualified from holding or obtaining a driving licence for six months - which was obligatory due to repeat offending.