Man United defender Aaron Wan-Bissaka given six-month driving ban
Manchester United defender Aaron Wan-Bissaka has been banned from driving for six months and fined £31,500.
At an earlier court hearing, he admitted driving while disqualified and without insurance after being stopped by police in Manchester on 23 June.
Ahead of his trial related to two speeding offences in Bradford in September 2020, Wan-Bissaka admitted failing to provide driver details.
The 24-year-old’s lawyer said the paperwork had gone to a former home.
Shaun Draycott told Manchester Magistrates’ Court that Wan-Bissaka was in a “state of complete ignorance” as notification letters had been sent to his previous home in Croydon.
Wan-Bissaka’s failure to respond led to a six-month driving ban being imposed, in his absence, at Leeds Magistrates’ Court on 18 June.
Five days later, his Lamborghini Urus was stopped and seized by police on the A34 in Manchester.
The footballer already had six points on his licence from a conviction in April 2020, the court heard.
Mr Draycott told magistrates: “When he was stopped on the A34 he was courteous and respectful to the officers, and he indicated to them he had no idea he was disqualified.”