Rantzen On Trial

By Rob Last edited 168 months ago
Rantzen On Trial

Yesterday we reported on the plan to turn the Exhibition Road into a 'free space' for pedestrians and motorists alike. Kind of like a hippy commune for commuters.

So it seems fitting that one of the first news stories we ran across this morning was the tale of a 64-year-old woman who is due up in court next week over allegations that she refused to give way to pedestrians at a crossing in central London.

Of course, the story gets way more interesting when you find out that the 64-year-old woman in question is actually Esther Rantzen.

The ex-That's Life presenter and all round do-gooder was given a fixed penalty notice back in June of 2004 for not stopping at a zebra crossing on Upper Woburn Place, but is contesting the three penalty points and £60 fine at Highbury Corner magistrates' court next Tuesday.

If the Childline founder and appreciator of funny-looking-vegatables is found guilty, she could face a fine of up to a grand, and might even be disqualified from driving.

Last Updated 07 January 2005