Star to face speeding trial
MANCHESTER City star David Silva has denied ignoring official letters about an alleged speeding offence in Stockport.
The 29-year-old Spaniard is to face a trial later this year accused of failing to give details of who was at the wheel of his Mercedes when it was clocked doing 62mph at a spot where the speed limit was 40mph.
The winger’s car is alleged to have been caught by a speed camera on the A34 Kingsway in Cheadle in May 2014.
He is said to have been twice sent a notice of intended prosecution in which the recipient is asked to name the person who was driving at the time. He is accused of ignoring both letters.
Silva has been charged with a single count of failing to give information relating to the driver of a vehicle who is alleged to have been guilty of an offence.
The star was not present when his case was heard at Manchester and Salford Magistrates’ Court.
Prosecutor Eddie Coyle outlined the charge in court.
Silva’s solicitor Suzanne Dooley told the court she was instructed to enter a not guilty plea on her client’s behalf.
The case was adjourned until September 24 for a trial.