Archbishop picks up three points on his licence following speeding offence in October last year
The Archbishop of Canterbury was convicted of speeding and ordered to pay £510 in fines and legal costs just days after the coronation of King Charles.
Justin Welby was caught exceeding the 20mph speed limit on a road in Lambeth, central London on 2 October last year.
The archbishop was also handed three penalty points after being caught by a speed camera in his Volkswagen Golf on the A3036 Albert Embankment.
He was convicted in a private hearing at Lavender Hill Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday – the same day he criticised the government’s plans to tackle the issue of migrants crossing the Channel on small boats as “morally unacceptable and politically impractical”.
The conviction, first reported by the Evening Standard, came just days after Mr. Welby led the King’s coronation ceremony.
Mr. Welby admitted the offence online – he was handed a £300 fine and ordered to pay a £120 victim surcharge and £90 in costs.
The prosecution was conducted through the Single Justice Procedure, which allows the court to deal with the matter through written evidence in a private hearing.