A WREXHAM dad-of-five has been banned from driving after he was caught with no insurance.

Marcin Wroblewski, of Trem y Gardden in Penycae, appeared at Mold Magistrates Court on Wednesday.

The 35-year-old was convicted at a previous hearing of using a motor vehicle on a road or in a public place without third party insurance, the offence taking place at the BP Rontec Garage in Johnstown on January 5.

Brian Robinson, prosecuting, told the court officers spoke to the defendant after spotting his car at the garage and checks confirmed it had no insurance.

Wroblewski told police he believed he had insurance, but may have misspelled his vehicle's details on a form and would have to contact his insurance company to have it corrected.

He was asked to provide his documents at Wrexham Police Station, but he didn't.

When he was told the Magistrates would have to impose a minimum of six months disqualification, the defendant asked the court to consider allowing him to keep his licence on the grounds of exceptional hardship.

He told the court he needed to be able to drive to get to his gardening job, as well as taking his children to school.

Lucy Bureau, chair of the magistrates, said: "We have listened to your argument for exceptional hardship.

"We understand the disqualification will be hard, but in your case we don't find that the criteria is met."

He received six points on his licence and a six month driving ban.

The court also ordered him to pay a fine of £180, a £34 victim surcharge and £110 costs.