A Southampton contractor firm has been hit with an £800 fine after it failed to disclose the name of a driver to police. 

Solent Sealants Ltd, based at Bitterne Road East, Southampton, was fined after it failed to give information on the driver of a Mercedes.

The incident took place on May 15, 2023, after the vehicle was allegedly used to commit an offence.

But after a request for information was sent to the business address on April 13, 2023, the company did not provide a name. 

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Earlier this month the firm pleaded guilty to failing to give information relating to the identification of the driver or rider of a vehicle when required. 

It was fined £845 at Southampton Magistrates' Court. 

The company must also pay £110 court costs and a £338 surcharge. 

This must be paid in full by May 30. 

Solent Sealants Ltd's website says it offers all aspects of silicone sealant works in Southampton and across the South of England.