BRADFORD based Morrisons is to go on trial next month over failing to identify the driver of its supermarket vans to the police on two separate occasions.

The supermarket chain, which is based at Gain Lane in Bradford, pleaded not guilty to not complying with a police request on June 11, and the matter was listed for trial before magistrates.

Both charges relate to failing to give information relating to the identification of the driver of a vehicle, two separate Volkswagen Crafter vans, which were alleged to have been guilty of a road traffic offence.

The first incident took place on September 1, 2020, and the second was on October 12, 2020, with information being sought by the Central Ticket Office, in Treforest, Rhondda Cynon Taff, an area of South Wales.

The firm is now expected to appear before Cardiff Magistrates' Court on July 28, for the trial.

Earlier this year Morrisons was fined more than £500 for failing to provide police with the identity of a driver who was alleged to have committed an offence. The case was heard at Bath Magistrates' Court on Tuesday, April 27.

It related to a request made by the Speed Enforcement Unit in Bristol over the driver of a Mercedes-Benz Sprinter van.