A MOTORCYCLIST ran into trouble with the police following a fall out with his brother, magistrates have heard.

David Paul Kavanagh, 52, admitted charges of failing to stop and failing to provide a breath sample to police when he appeared at Hereford Magistrates Court on October 2.

Nicola Ritchie, prosecuting, told the court that police spotted Kavanagh failing to stop for a red light on Holme Lacy Road in the early hours of September 14.

Officers attempted to stop Kavanagh's Harley-Davidson motorcycle, but he continued driving and disappeared from sight.

A search was launched and police soon found Kavanagh's bike on a nearby driveway. Kavanagh was found hiding in bushes at the property.

He refused to provide a breath sample, and in interview made a full admission that he had decided not to as he had drunk cider that evening.

Kavanagh, who is from Birmingham, had no memory of riding through a red light.

Philip Cornell, for Kavanagh, said he had come to Hereford to visit his brother, who he had not seen for some time.

But the pair fell out, and Kavanagh decided to leave and find somewhere else to stay for the night after his brother "went mental".

"He has pleaded guilty as he wants to clear this up and get it out of the way," Mr Cornell said.

"He has health problems, and he is on his uppers."

Kavanagh was disqualified from driving for 36 months and fined £120. He must pay costs of £135 and a £32 victim surcharge.