Teen admits motorbike offence

A Forfar teenager was fined at the town’s sheriff court after he admitted driving a motorcycle without insurance or a licence.

Shaun Grant, 16, Callander Drive was also given six penalty points by Sheriff Gregor Murray for the offence which took place on the Lour to Whigstreet road by Forfar on May 1. Defence agent Billy Rennie told the court that Grant and a friend had been working on the bike at a garage in Forfar and stupidly decided to take it for a trial run on the road. Depute fiscal Hazel Anderson said the offence came to light when a member of the public contacted the police to tell them that underage boys were riding a motorbike irresponsibly.