Former Ipswich, Wigan, Newcastle and Sunderland star Titus Bramble banned from driving after court no-show

Titus Bramble applauds the travelling fans following Ipswich's 1-0 win in a friendly at Barnet last

Titus Bramble applauds the travelling fans following Ipswich's 1-0 win in a friendly at Barnet last year. - Credit: Archant

Former Ipswich Town defender Titus Bramble has been disqualified from driving for failing to tell a court who was at the wheel when an alleged speeding offence took place.

The 33-year-old ex-Premier League star with Wigan, Newcastle and Sunderland had been due to appear before Bury St Edmunds magistrates.

The case had previously been adjourned two weeks ago after he failed to turn up for a hearing at South East Suffolk Magistrates Court in Ipswich.

However, Bramble, of Stone Lodge Lane, Ipswich, was found guilty in his absence at his hearing before West Suffolk Magistrates Court. As a result he was disqualified from holding or obtaining a driving licence for 12 months.

In addition the former England Under-21 international was fined £600 and ordered to pay £60 to the victims’ fund as well as £85 prosecution costs.

He was originally summonsed to appear before Ipswich magistrates in late October on on offences of breaking the speed limit and failing to provide information about who was driving a Land Rover with a personalised number plate.

Bramble was accused of travelling at 60mph in a 40mph limit on the A1214 in London Road, Ipswich, at 3.16pm on April 1.

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The offence of failing to provide information on May 12 was proved in his absence, while the speeding matter was dropped.

The case was then adjourned until this month.

The Land Rover said to belong to Bramble was alleged to have been caught by a mobile speed camera.

It was the third speeding allegation against the central defender in two years.

Bramble had six points put on his previously clean driving licence in August last year after being caught speeding twice in seven minutes on Christmas Day in 2012. He drove his Mercedes sports car at 89mph on the A14 in Girton, Cambridgeshire, at 2.09pm and at 92mph on another road in Fenstanton just minutes later.

Following guilty pleas to both offences, entered on his behalf by his solicitor Barry Warburton, Bramble was ordered to pay £640 in fines and costs by Huntingdonshire Magistrates’ Court.

Magistrates also endorsed his licence with three penalty points for each offence.

Bramble began his career at Ipswich Town in 1998, where he made 48 appearances between 1998 and 2002.

He left Ipswich for Sir Bobby Robson’s Newcastle United in 2002, joining for £6million.

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