A courier drove off after scraping his delivery van against a parked car outside the Boots shop in Newtown.

A witness saw Nikolay Ilchev reversing into a Ford SUV knocking the wing mirror and scraping along the car's side.

The 44-year-old from Cheshire pleaded guilty to driving without due care and attention when he appeared at Welshpool Magistrates' Court on Tuesday.

He was given three penalty points on his driving licence and ordered to pay £319 to the court.

Helen Tench, prosecuting, said the Ford car was unattended in a parking space outside Boots on July 30 2021.

"A vehicle was double parked alongside the Ford and was seen by a witness delivering packages to the Boots store," she said. "The vehicle reversed and struck the passenger wing mirror of the parked vehicle and she heard scraping on the passenger side. The vehicle then drove away from the scene. The husband of the witness went to check the damage and saw scrapes. The owner of the vehicle was not there at the time."

Richard Morgan, acting for Ilchev, said the Bulgarian national wanted to apologise to the court for what had happened.

The court was told that the married father of two "wasn't aware what had happened"

"It was an error of judgement in a difficult situation and he does regret what has happened," Mr Morgan added.

Magistrates ordered Ilchev, of Auckland Road, Blacon, Chester, to pay a £200 fine, £34 victim surcharge and £85 court costs.