Bramble faces driving ban

FORMER Ipswich Town football star Titus Bramble could be banned from driving when he is sentenced next month for speeding on the A14 near Sproughton.Bramble, 22, of Adderstone Court, Newcastle, was caught by traffic officers on Saturday, January 11 this year doing 102mph in a BMW X5, magistrates in Ipswich heard yesterday .

FORMER Ipswich Town football star Titus Bramble could be banned from driving when he is sentenced next month for speeding on the A14 near Sproughton.

Bramble, 22, of Adderstone Court, Newcastle, was caught by traffic officers on Saturday, January 11 this year doing 102mph in a BMW X5, magistrates in Ipswich heard yesterday .

The footballer, who now plays for Newcastle United, was not in court for the hearing. The case against him was found to be proven in his absence and he could now face a ban from driving as punishment.

Pc Shaun Beck said he had been on patrol with Pc Jeff Cribb in a marked police car on the A12 and A14 as part of his probationary period to learn more about traffic duties.


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He said he had spotted the BMW in his rear view mirror and Pc Cribb had used the police pilot system to check its speed.

The system showed the car was doing 102mph and they followed the BMW with blue lights flashing until it pulled over and stopped in a layby.

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Pc Cribb confirmed that Bramble had produced ID and that Pc Beck issued him with a fixed penalty notice.

He said the pilot system had been checked in the morning before they went out on patrol and again at the end of their shift to ensure it was working properly.

Prosecutor Nicola Devas produced written evidence, which she said confirmed that Bramble held only a provisional licence.

Magistrates found it proven that the footballer had been speeding and that he had failed to display L-plates while driving on a provisional licence.

Magistrates adjourned the case for two weeks until October 8 for sentencing.

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