A MIDDLE-aged woman used a false name in two shops in Weston-super-Mare to dishonestly claim she was entitled to buy clothes on the internet.

Julie Hammond, 56, of Ravensworth Terrace, Burnham-on-Sea, was found guilty of two counts of fraud following a trial at North Somerset Magistrates' Court.

She was handed a community order with 120 hours unpaid work and ordered to pay a £85 victim surcharge and £775 costs.

THOMAS Rowan, 69, of Briar Close, Burnham-on-Sea, pleaded guilty to speeding at 75mph in a 60mph zone on the M4.

He was fined £40, ordered to pay a £34 victim surcharge and £85 costs and given three penalty points on his licence.