Former cricket and rugby star Liam Botham overturns A690 speeding ban
Former cricketer and rugby ace Liam Botham has overturned a road ban for speeding - after an administrative blunder.
The 39-year-old's Land Rover motor was clocked travelling at 58mph in a 50 zone on the A690 in Houghton on February 17, 2015.
He was given a fine and ordered to pay costs after being convicted of failing to provide information about who was driving the vehicle.
His case was at Newcastle Crown Court exactly two years later where prosecutors did not oppose his appeal against that conviction.
The court heard after the fast driving, Botham was sent a letter, known as a section... read more
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