West Ham footballer Nasri faces driving ban after admitting speeding in Newbury Park

West Ham United midfielder Samir Nasri (right) was signed by manager Manuel Pelligrini in December.

West Ham United midfielder Samir Nasri (right) was signed by manager Manuel Pelligrini in December. Photo: Yui Mok/PA - Credit: PA Wire/PA Images

West Ham footballer Samir Nasri faces a possible driving ban after his car was clocked going 60mph in a 30mph zone in Redbridge.

The midfielder, 31, pleaded guilty by post last month to a speeding offence over an incident before he signed for the club.

His Mercedes was recorded driving at twice the legal limit by a speed camera in a 30mph zone in Painters Road, Newbury Park at 12.45pm on November 16, according to the charge.

“The speed recorded by means of ProLaser 4 was 60 miles per hour,” it states.

“The speed limit was signified by street lighting placed at less than 200-yard intervals.”


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Nasri, a former France international, faces a hearing at Stratford Magistrates’ Court tomorrow, Friday, March 1, where a decision will be made over whether he should keep his licence.

Nasri, a two-time Premier League winner with Manchester City, joined West Ham in December on the day he completed a doping suspension.

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He was handed an 18-month ban from playing football for receiving an intravenous treatment at a Los Angeles clinic in breach of the World Anti-Doping Agency’s rules.

The footballer, who lives near Hampstead Heath, in north-west London, received a six-month driving ban in 2013 after he admitted three charges of failing to provide police with the identity of the driver of his car which was clocked speeding.

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