Norwich City and Arsenal star Henri Lansbury caught speeding

One of the stars of Norwich City's promotion campaign been spared a driving ban after he was caught speeding at more than 100mph.

Midfielder Henri Lansbury, who helped the Canaries secure promotion to the Premier League, was clocked speeding in Suffolk.

The 20-year-old, who played 23 times for Norwich City after he was loaned to Carrow Road from parent club Arsenal, appeared before magistrates in Ipswich today.

He admitted driving a 2010-registered Audi A5 at 101mph on the A14 close to Newmarket, where the speed limit is 70mph.

The England Under-21 international was caught on camera by a manned Lasercam at 12.43pm on Tuesday, November 30, two days after making his Canaries debut in the 4-1 thrashing of Ipswich Town.

Magistrates at South East Suffolk Magistrates Court added six penalty points to his licence and fined him �750.

Lansbury, of Potters Bar, Hertfordshire, now has nine points on his licence as he already had three penalty points from a previous offence.

Most Read

In addition to the endorsement and fine, he was also ordered to pay prosecution costs and a surcharge totalling �100.

Lansbury's loan move to Norwich was hailed as one of the successes of the Championship season.

His form was so good that he was one of three players nominated for the Football League Young Player of the Year award this year.

However, the award was won by 18-year-old Ipswich striker Connor Wickham.

This week Enfield-born Lansbury was praised by Norwich City's manager Paul Lambert for his contribution to a highly successful season.

Lansbury made the starting line-up on 15 occasions and made a total of 23 appearances for the Canaries.

During his time at Carrow Road he scored four goals and became a firm favourite with supporters, not least for his notorious 'dougie' dance after he scored in the 2-2 draw with Leeds United and which he replicated during the Canaries' lap of honour after the game against Coventry on Saturday.