Davidson to appeal driving sentence

Jim Davidson plans to appeal against his conviction for failing to identify the driver of his leased luxury car, which was caught speeding.

The Aston Martin DB9 Volante convertible was spotted by a speed camera going at 39mph on a 30mph road in Maidstone on September 6 last year.

In response to police inquiries about the driver of the car, the comedian apparently asked if he could "nominate someone I don't like".

The Kent & Medway Safety Camera Partnership said the 57-year-old was handed a ban by the Maidstone Magistrates' Court after six penalty points were added to the already existing six points on his licence.

But in view of his decision to appeal, the penalty was suspended.

The court was told by prosecutor Andrew Perry that the vehicle lease firm which owned the Aston Martin was asked first about the driver.

When the company said Hampshire-resident Davidson could potentially have been behind the wheel, he was sent the notice by Kent Police.

His response to police was: "I'm still making inquiries as to who was actually driving, but is it ok if I nominate someone I don't like?"

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