Stockport Express

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.

 ??  ?? David Silva at Manchester City last season
David Silva at Manchester City last season

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