The former deputy prime minister Lord Heseltine has been fined £5,000 by magistrates after he admitted knocking a cyclist off his bike.
Michael Heseltine appeared at Northampton Magistrates’ Court on Thursday and entered a guilty plea to a charge of careless driving, The Press Association reports.
The 83-year-old Tory grandee, driving a green Jaguar, pulled out of a lane and into the path of the cyclist on the B4525 near Thenford in Northamptonshire on June 19 last year.
Lord Heseltine was ordered to pay a £170 victim surcharge and £85 costs, a magistrates’ court clerk confirmed.
He was also handed five penalty points.