The former archdeacon of Monmouth has been banned from driving for a year after he pleaded guilty to failing to stop at a road traffic accident in Breconshire.

Llanelli Magistrates’ Court heard that Reverend Ambrose Mason was driving his red Ford Mondeo on the A40 between Bwlch and Crickhowell when he was involved in a collision with a Traws Cymru bus and a Land Rover at around 10.10 am on December 22.

There was an appeal for information online by Dyfed-Powys Police at the time following the accident - according to the force, nobody was injured.

Dramatic photos were also shared on Facebook showing the damage to both the front of the Land Rover and the side of the bus following the crash, although they have since been removed from the social media site.

One eye witness told The Brecon & Radnor Express in December that the the Land Rover collided with the bus after losing control while attempting to avoid the oncoming car.

It is understood that Mason later returned to the scene to check for injuries but did not make himself known.

Mason, who lives in Brecon, was given a 12-month disqualification at Llanelli Magistrates Court last Wednesday, June 8.

The Anglican priest, who served as the Archdeacon of Monmouth from 2013 to 2021, was also fined £481 and ordered to pay £110 costs and a £48 surcharge.