A 40-YEAR-old man who reversed into a police car has been fined by magistrates.

Shane Dewey, of Brookfarm Drive, Malvern, claimed to police the offence had been accidental Worcester Magistrates Court heard. 

Val Hart, prosecuting, said at 11.10pm on March 12 this year police spotted Dewey driving a Ford Transit Van in Nunnery Way, Worcester, into Nunnery Park services onto the forecourt near the Budgens store.

Mrs Hart said Dewey was blocked in by police as a marked police car parked behind him, with officers getting out to speak to him about another matter. 

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The prosecutor said Dewey then reversed into the police car causing damage to the front side of the vehicle. 

The court heard, in police interview, the defendant said he had panicked and claimed it had been an accident, not knowing the police car was behind him. 

He also accepted he had not looked in the mirrors. 

Mrs Hart added: "The crown says this was a deliberate act - a deliberate hitting of the vehicle that caused minor damage."

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She added Dewey had no previous convictions on his record.

After being asked if there was anything he wanted to say Dewey, who admitted driving without due care and attention and driving with no insurance, replied: "Other than I offer my apologies."

After lengthy deliberations of the magistrates chairman of the bench, Vicki Quarton, announced Dewey would be fined £692. 

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Dewey was also ordered to pay compensation of £461, £461 victim surcharge and costs of £135. 

Dewey's offer to pay the full amount, £1,749, at a rate of £200 per month was accepted by magistrates. 

The chairman said a fine collection order would be made explaining that meant non-payment could lead to bailiffs being called to chase payment of the money owed. 

Dewey was also told eight points would be added to his driving licence for the offence.

The case was heard at the court on Thursday (April 6).