Range Rover Mum who nudged insulate Britain protester banned from driving

A mum who used her Range Rover to nudge an Insulate Britain protester blocking the road has been fined and banned from driving.

Sherrilyn Speid, 35, was given a community punishment order yesterday (May 5) after admitting dangerous driving near the M25 last October.

At the time, she was filmed telling them how she was trying to get her "son to school", but the roadblockers didn't move.

The mother-of-two, was also caught on camera swearing and shouting at protesters, originally faced a charge of assault before it was dropped at an earlier hearing.

Speid, of Grays, Essex, said: “I’m just a working mum who was trying to get my boy to school that morning. I did ask them nicely loads of times to move but they didn’t.

“I’m self employed, if I don’t get to work, I don’t get paid.”

The court heard that one of the protesters had written to the court saying they did not support the prosecution and did not want proceedings to continue.

She was banned from driving for a year, fined £40, with a £95 victim surcharge, at Basildon Magistrates Court.

Prosecutors asked for £310 costs – but magistrates requested Speid pay £105.

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She must carry out 20 days of community punishment through “rehabilitation activity” days.

She was also told that she will have to retake her test.

Essex Police said their reaction to the incident, was justified.

A spokesman said: “Our priority in these instances isn’t to keep our county’s roads moving.”

Following the incident, Speid shot to fame and sold merchandise, even going as far as doing nightclub meet and greets.

Under the name Range Rover Mum, the 34-year-old sold hoodies (£36.76), cropped hoodies (£25.82), mugs (£12.54), leggings (£33.19) and indoor cushions (various prices) all tagged with the RRM design.

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