September 17 2014 Latest news:
Tuesday, August 5, 2014
A former Norwich City goalkeeper failed to show at the city’s magistrates’ court today, where he was due to be sentenced after being caught driving at 140mph.
Carlo Nash, who was released by the club, where he was third choice goalkeeper, following their relegation from the Premier League at the end of last season, was clocked by a traffic officer on the A11 at Wymondham.
Nash, from Leftbank, Manchester, was stopped in his Mercedes Benz in a 70mph zone by a marked car with a speed detector at 10.51pm on February 2.
He did not appear at a previous hearing at Norwich magistrates’ court but the bench found the case proved in his absence.
The case was adjourned to allow Nash to attend, but the 40-year-old failed to show again today.
Today’s hearing was due to consider imposing a driving ban and any other penalty.
Nash sent a request through his solicitors for the matter to be transferred to a court nearer to his home.
Nash has also been charged with speeding on the A11 at Quidenham, where he was clocked in a 70mph zone doing 88mph at 12.08pm on January 17.
Both cases were adjourned until next Friday, August 15 when magistrates will decide how to proceed.