hart-topping singer Paloma Religion has been fined £1,000 after being caught rushing via north London.
The 41-year-old star was behind the wheel of a Skoda when she handed a velocity digicam on the A10 in Enfield at 52mph, above the 40mph restrict.
The singer-songwriter – who signed up as a model ambassador for Skoda in 2018 – admitted the rushing offence and was convicted behind-closed-doors at Lavender Hill magistrates court docket on September 5.
After getting into a responsible plea in writing, she was ordered to pay a £1,000 effective, plus £190 in court docket prices and costs. The Justice of the Peace additionally imposed three factors on her driving licence.
Religion – prosecuted below her full title Paloma Religion Blomfield – has been a fixture within the music charts since breaking via along with her double platinum debut album Do You Need The Reality Or One thing Stunning?
She scooped the Finest Feminine Solo Artist award on the Brits in 2015 after the discharge of hit track Solely Love Can Damage Like This, from her third solo album A Good Contradiction.
Away from singing, Religion grew to become a choose on the fifth season of ITV’s The Voice and has starred in movies together with St Trinian’s in 2007.
After linking up with Skoda in 2018, Religion received an promoting award for an acclaimed TV marketing campaign that includes her recording of Make Your Personal Type of Music.
Court docket papers present Religion was caught out by a velocity digicam at 11.43am on January 26 this yr, as she drove the silver Skoda northbound between Southbury Street and Caterhatch Lane on the A10.
“A Discover of Meant Prosecution was obtained from Miss Paloma Blomfield who confirmed that they had been the motive force on the time”, mentioned Jan Schartau, a Met Police caseworker.
In court docket papers which had been despatched to Religion’s £2 million house in Clapton, east London, which she shares with husband Leyman Lahcine and their two kids, she pleaded responsible and provided no mitigation or excuses for the offence.
The case was handled by way of the Single Justice Process, with Religion spared a day in court docket and prosecuted as a substitute on the papers by a Justice of the Peace sitting in a personal listening to.
Religion was given till October 3 to settle the court docket invoice, and the DVLA has been notified of three factors on her licence.
The Night Normal has contacted Religion via her brokers for remark.