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Comic Steve Coogan banned for doing 54mph in 30mph zone

Actor and comedian Steve Coogan has been banned from the road for driving at almost double the speed limit.

The star, famed for comic characters including Alan Partridge and Paul Calf, was clocked doing 54mph in a 30mph zone.

He was speeding in a Mazda MX-5 SE sports car on the A259 at Black Rock, Brighton, on October 14 last year, Sussex Police said.

At Worthing Magistrates' Court on Wednesday, Coogan was disqualified from driving for 28 days, a police spokesman said.

The 50-year-old star, who lives in Greenways, Ovingdean, did not attend the hearing but entered a guilty plea through his solicitor.

He was also fined £670, ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £67 and costs of £85.

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