Joe Cole faces ban for speeding at 105mph

Liverpool footballer Joe Cole was today found guilty of speeding at more than 100mph.

Liverpool footballer Joe Cole was today found guilty of speeding at more than 100mph.

The 28-year-old England player was driving his Audi A4 on a dual carriageway in Surrey when a police officer spotted him breaking the 70mph limit.

He trained his laser device on the black car and it showed Cole to be driving at 105mph, Staines Magistrates Court heard.

Cole, who did not attend court today, denied speeding on the A3 Esher bypass at Claygate, Surrey, but District Judge Clive Wiles found the case to be proved.

He will sentence Cole, whose address was given as Chelsea, London, this afternoon and warned that the footballer, who already has six points on his licence, faces disqualification.

Dean George, representing Cole, had claimed in court that the speed gun had not been used correctly, producing an inaccurate reading.

Andrew Mitchell, who has since retired from Surrey Police, used the laser speed gun that recorded the incident on November 19 last year.

He said he saw the car being driven towards him at 12.55pm that day, telling the court: “I estimated it to be in excess of the 70mph speed limit.

“My estimate was confirmed when the laser, when shone on the vehicle, recorded a speed of 105mph.”

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