Ex-Town star in danger of losing driving licence
IPSWICH: Former Ipswich Town and England midfielder Kieron Dyer was facing the possibility of losing his driving licence today at Lowestoft Magistrates’ Court.
The 31-year-old was due to be sentenced this afternoon for three offences, including speeding and failing to provide information.
Dyer, who is currently with West Ham, was caught driving his �33,000 Mercedes E350 CDI at 95mph on the A12 at Great Wenham, near Capel St Mary.
The incident occurred on Saturday, April 3, at 9.18am. Dyer’s 2009-registered 3.0 litre two-door sports car was caught by manually-operated speed recording equipment.
The former Westbourne High School pupil is also due to be sentenced for failing to provide his driving licence, an offence which can carry a penalty of six points.
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Both matters were proven in his absence at a hearing in Lowestoft on August 5.
The magistrates were also due to consider what punishment to give for a third unrelated offence.
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On August 25, Dyer was convicted in his absence of failing to provide information about the identity of the driver of a Mercedes.
The offence stems from a warned notice of intended prosecution sent to Dyer, which asked for the name of a driver of the vehicle at the time of an alleged incident.
This offence is dated between December 11 last year and February 1 this year.
The case was adjourned last month for magistrates to consider a driving ban.
Dyer, of Coney Byes Lane, West Bergholt, near Colchester, was not compelled to attend the court today.
Dyer made his debut for Ipswich in 1996 in the 3-1 home win against Crystal Palace just two days before his 18th birthday.
After 113 games and 12 goals, he signed for Newcastle United in a �6.5 million move in 1999.
Capped by England at under-18, 20, and 21 levels, Dyer made more than 30 appearances for the full England side.
He was also included in the squad for the 2002 World Cup in Japan, where he played in three matches.
However, Dyer’s career has been blighted by injuries. In 2007 he moved to West Ham from Newcastle for �6m, making his debut in August that year.