Grand National winner handed fine

Grand National winner Tony McCoy was unstoppable in the famous steeplechase on Saturday, but his journey home from the racecourse was not quite so straight forward after he was pulled over by police for using his mobile phone at the wheel.

The champion jockey, who hours earlier rode Don't Push It to victory in the fabled steeplechase, was issued with a fixed penalty notice shortly after leaving Aintree.

McCoy was stooped as he drove along Walton Vale, Liverpool, and handed a £60 fine and three points on his licence, as thousands celebrated his success.

He answered his phone when his mother called from County Antrim, Northern Ireland, to offer her congratulations, the Daily Telegraph reported.

A Merseyside Police spokesman said: "We can confirm that a 35-year-old man from Oxfordshire was issued with a fixed penalty notice for using a mobile phone while driving."

The jockey put his brush with the law behind him as he was welcomed back to his stables by hundreds of race fans.

McCoy was accompanied by trainer Jonjo O'Neill, who said he had dreamed of winning the race since he was a child.

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