Was passenger on bike that hit girl

The owner of a motorbike which was involved in a hit and run accident has been fined £300 at the local magistrates court.

Conor Roberts, of Creggan Heights, admitted permitting no insurance and no driving licence on June 7, last year.

Derry Magistrates Court heard Roberts was a pillion passenger on the bike when a seven-year-old girl was knocked down and injured. He stayed with the girl, while the rider of the bike left the scene.

During police interview the 22-year-old admitted he was the owner of the bike and he allowed the rider to drive it without insurance or a licence.

The court was told he showed concern for the injured girl’s welfare during the interview process.

Paddy MacDermott, defending, told the court Roberts had behaved responsibly after the accident and has been trying to turn his life around.

Fining the 22-year-old, District Judge Barney McElholm also disqualified him from driving for nine months.