A man has been fined for impersonating a solicitor at Croydon Crown Court.

Ryan Martin Chalkley posed as a defence lawyer in a bid to gain access to a defendant in custody on January 17.

The 35-year-old, of Edison Road, Bromley, was charged with acting or pretending to be a solicitor while an unqualified person later that day.

He pleaded guilty at Camberwell Green Magistrates' Court on January 18, when he was fined £75.