AN 83-year-old man has been allowed to keep his driving licence after he was caught speeding.

Alan Geoffrey Mellor, of The Close in Mold, appeared at Mold Magistrates Court on Wednesday.

He was convicted of speeding at a hearing in July, the offence having take place in February this year on the A541 at Pontblyddyn.

Mellor was caught doing 46 miles per hour in the 40 zone.

He already had nine points on his license, meaning the minimum of three the court would impose for the speeding offence would make him liable for disqualification.

But he asked the Magistrates to allow him to keep his licence on the basis of exceptional hardship, explaining his wife has dementia and is dependent on him.

He takes her to medical appointments, as well as enabling her to get out of the house, he said.

After a short deliberation, Magistrates handed him three points but decided to allow him to keep his licence.

He was warned he couldn't use same reason again if caught in the next three years.

Mellor was also ordered to pay a £60 fine, £110 costs and a £34 victim surcharge.