Paloma Faith caught speeding for second time in three months
Singer Paloma Faith has been prosecuted by the Met Police for the second time in three months for speeding.
The chart-topping star, 41, was handed a £1,000 fine in September when her Skoda was caught at 52mph in a 40mph limit on the A10 in Enfield.
Faith – in court under her full name Paloma Faith Blomfield – was back before Bromley magistrates court in December over a second offence.
According to court papers, Faith was caught out by a speed camera on the 20mph A104 Lea Bridge Road in Clapton on May 5.
“At 4.16pm a motor vehicle activiated a safety camera”, said a police worker in her statement. “The speed recorded was 24mph on a 20mph road.”
Faith was written to by police at her £2 million east London home and replied, confirming she was driving the Skoda at the time, the court was told.
A magistrate fined the singer £222 in a hearing behind-closed-doors on December 16. She was also given three penalty points on her licence, and ordered to pay a £34 court fee and £100 in costs.
Faith, a brand ambassador for Skoda in 2018, admitted both speeding offences and did not put forward any mitigation in either prosecution.
It has been a turbulent end to 2022 for the Brit award-winning singer who was previously a judge on ITV talent show The Voice.
In November, it was reported that Faith had split from Leyman Lahcine, her partner of nine years and father to her two children.
She has now been prosecuted twice through the Single Justice Procedure, which allows magistrates to convict and sentence defendants without an open court hearing.
Thousands of people each year are prosecuted for traffic offences and other low-level crimes through this court system, when evidence is presented solely in writing and defendants who plead guilty do not have to attend court.