Lord Heseltine fined for knocking cyclist off bike

Michael Heseltine giving a speech at the Conservative Party conference. Image copyright Getty Images
Image caption Lord Heseltine pleaded guilty to careless driving

Lord Heseltine has been fined £5,000 for knocking a cyclist off his bike.

Heseltine, who had been driving a green Jaguar car, pulled out of a lane and into the path of the cyclist on the B4525 near Thenford, Northamptonshire, on 19 June.

The male cyclist had multiple injuries, including a broken arm and shattered knees which required plates and pins.

On Thursday at Northampton Magistrates' Court the 83-year-old peer pleaded guilty to careless driving.

Heseltine was also ordered to pay a £170 victim surcharge and £85 costs, a magistrates' court clerk confirmed.

He was also handed five penalty points on his driving licence.

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