The solicitor Simon Nicholls urged the magistrates to be very careful in how they incorporated the tweet into their decision.
"She was angry and annoyed when she sent that. It doesn't mean it was accurate.
"Mr Hockley told two national newspapers that the car was tearing round the bend and knocked him off his bike - today he said that wasn't the case...
"Things get misrepresented."
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It's going to feel fresher today although generally dry with sunny spells- just the chance of an isolated shower. Highs of 22 deg C.
Lifeguards at Sea Palling where a swimmer died after getting caught in a rip-current, remind people to always swim at life-guarded beaches.
It will become cloudy this evening with a chance of showers arriving from the west. Lows of 15 deg C.