‘Mr Loophole’ helps Paddy beat drive ban
TV star Paddy McGuinness has thanked his lawyer Nick “Mr Loophole” Freeman after beating a driving ban – even though he had pleaded guilty.
The comedian’s Land Rover was caught by a speed camera driving at 53mph in a 40mph zone in Chorlton, Manchester, on August 8 last year.
He pleaded guilty at an earlier hearing to failing to provide information on who was driving and was given six penalty points, triggering a driving ban.
That hearing was adjourned for the court to consider the length of any ban.
But McGuinness (above), of Prestbury, Cheshire, contacted celebrity lawyer Mr Freeman, an expert on motoring offences and the law.
At Manchester Magistrates’ Court, Mr Freeman pointed out a number of procedural faults with the prosecution evidence and the case was dismissed. UNTIL 1922 you could listen to the news through a landline telephone