‘Mr Loop­hole’ helps Paddy beat drive ban

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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

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