A learner driver who failed to display 'L' plates on her car has been fined after being caught speeding.

Tirtza Sternberg, of Cotswold Road, Westcliff, was driving on the A127 in Basildon on May 25 when she was caught speeding at 57mph, 7mph over the limit.

It was also found the 39-year-old was driving with a provisional licence and no 'L' plates displayed on the Toyota car.

The offences were proven in her absence at Basildon Magistrates' Court and on February 1 Sternberg was handed a £219 fine and 6-month driving ban.

She must also pay a surcharge to fund victim services of £43 and costs of £90 and her driving record has been endorsed with four points.