Soccer star given £600 driving fine

Soccer star given £600 driving fine

Magistrates have fined former England midfielder Jermaine Jenas £600 for failing to provide information to police over a speeding offence.

The ex-Tottenham Hotspur and Newcastle United star - now playing for Queens Park Rangers in the Championship - was prosecuted by Nottinghamshire Police. Mansfield Magistrates Court was told Jenas was seen driving a Porsche at 37mph in a 30mph limit on Nottingham's A60 London Road on November 7 last year.

The police wrote to the 30-year-old seeking confirmation that he was behind the wheel but did not receive a reply.

Although the speeding charge was withdrawn, magistrates agreed that the Nottingham-born player - who started his career with Nottingham Forest - failed to provide information to the police.

Jenas, of Oak End, Barnet Road, Barnet, Hertfordshire, was not in court.

He was fined in his absence and ordered to pay £85 in costs and a £60 victim surcharge. He has also been given six penalty points, which will do him no favours when it comes to renewing hiscar insurance policy.

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