Ipswich: Norwich City and Arsenal star Henri Lansbury caught driving at 101mph

IPSWICH: A HIGH-flying Canary has had his wings clipped after being caught driving at more than 100mph in Suffolk.

Highly-rated football starlet Henri Lansbury, who helped Norwich City gain promotion to the Premier League, was spared a driving ban when he appeared before Ipswich magistrates.

The 20-year-old, who spent most of last season at Carrow Road after being loaned out by Arsenal in November, admitted driving at 101mph on the A14. The legal limit is 70mph.

The midfielder was caught on camera by a manned Lasercam at 12.43pm on Tuesday, November 30.

At the time he was driving a 2010-registered Audi A5 near Newmarket.


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The England Under-21 international attended South East Suffolk Magistrates Court to admit the speeding offence.

Magistrates added six penalty points to his licence and fined him �750.

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Lansbury, of Potters Bar, Hertfordshire, now has nine points on his licence as he already had three penalty points from a previous offence.

In addition to the endorsement and fine, he was also ordered to pay prosecution costs and a surcharge totalling �100.

Lansbury’s loan move to Norwich was hailed as one of the successes of the Championship season.

His form was so good he was one of three players nominated for the Football League Young Player of the Year award this year.

However, the award was won by 18-year-old Ipswich striker Connor Wickham.

This week Enfield-born Lansbury was praised by Norwich City’s manager Paul Lambert for his contribution to a highly successful season.

Lansbury made the starting line-up on 15 occasions and made a total of 23 appearances for the Canaries.

During his time at Carrow Road he scored four goals and became a firm favourite with supporters.

Has your life been affected by a speeding motorist? E-mail eveningstarletters@eveningstar.co.uk or write to Star Letters, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich, IP4 1AN

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