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Rolls Phantom driver ordered to pay £35 for using mobile phone at the wheel

A Solihull teenager and self-styled “lord” has been fined £35 – after being caught using his phone at the wheel of his £300,000 Rolls-Royce Phantom

A Solihull teenager and self-styled lord has been fined s35 after being caught using his phone at the wheel of his s300,000 Rolls-Royce Phantom.

Aleem Iqbal goes by the name Lord Aleem on the internet.

Visitors to his Facebook page are greeted by an image of the 18-year-old in a bow tie and dinner jacket saluting in a Rolls bearing the registration plate: 1 ORD.

Iqbal also boasts of his amazing collection of supercars displaying a picture of a bunch of car keys beneath the caption: Lambo, Lambo, Lambo and a Rarri.

He wrote on Facebook: I got 99 problems and choosing which colour Lamborghini Aventador to drive today is one

Iqbals dad, Saleem Iqbal, runs Yardley-based Platinum Executive Travel, which offers Rolls-Royce, Lamborghini, Ferrari and Bentley models for hire.

Solihull Magistrates Court heard the teenager, who lives with his family in Solihull, was seen using his phone while driving his Roller on the M42, near the NEC, on February 8.

Nicola Purches, defending, said: He accepts entirely he was using his mobile phone. He said he was asking his father for directions.

Iqbal admitting using a mobile phone while driving.

He was fined s35 and given three points on his licence. He was also ordered to pay s40 costs and a s20 victim surcharge.

Writing on Facebook, Iqbal insisted he only used the name Lord Aleem to plug his YouTube channel, which focuses on his love of supercars.

He wrote: In no way does the name refer to god or me trying to think Im god.

I have the number plate 1 ORD which reads Lord and people seem to get the wrong idea.

Lord is also a title as is Sir, Dr, Mr, Mrs etc. I hope that clears it up and if doesnt then I dont know what else I can say. God knows my intentions and only he can judge me.

Platinum Executive Travel was formed in 2006.

Its website said it was the first in the West Midlands to offer the Phantom for hire and charged rates starting at s600-a-day.

Saleem Iqbal said his son, who had been driving his own car and not a company vehicle at the time, was only 18 and had made a simple mistake.

He was driving his own car and was on his mobile phone, thats it really, he said. It was short and simple. It could happen to anyone, it could happen to you, me or anyone else. Hes a young man, hell learn in time.




Cathrina Hulse
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