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Senile Delinquent

A 71-year-old British pensioner has been fined more than $4,000 for rollerblading through a town square.

Geoff Dornan was caught on closed-circuit television rollerblading through the main street in Ormskirk, Lancashire.

The local council told the court that his skating was a nuisance and a danger to the public.

In his defence, the pensioner said he took up rollerblading seven years ago as a way of keeping fit.

He insisted that he always gave right of way to pedestrians.

But he was found guilty of contravening a by-law that forbids skating in the main street and was fined and ordered to pay costs worth $4,700.

This could well appear in the BBC Quiz this week, so take the time to remember the details.