Speed­ing star Nick is banned

MIS­CHA BAR­TON

Midweek Sport - - NEWS -

PREMIER League footy ace Nicklas Bendt­ner has been banned from driv­ing and fined af­ter speed­ing in his Porsche.

The Sun­der­land striker is for­bid­den from get­ting be­hind the wheel for 56 days af­ter he was spot­ted driv­ing at 103mph in a 70mph zone.

Bendt­ner, 24, was not present at New­cas­tle Mag­is­trates Court as he is cur­rently in Den­mark.

The court heard how he was clocked by po­lice on De­cem­ber 10, 2011.

Through a rep­re­sen­ta­tive the striker – who is on sea­son-long loan from Arse­nal – pleaded guilty to a charge of speed­ing.

Bendt­ner, of Dar­ras Hall, Pon­te­land, was fined a to­tal of £705.

He must sur­ren­der his li­cence but will not re­ceive any penalty points.

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