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Footballer hit by £120 penalty for speeding

Premier League footballer Christopher Samba was fined £120 yesterday for speeding in his Rolls-Royce.

The Blackburn Rovers defender was clocked driving at 46mph in a 30mph zone.

He was returning from the club to his home in Stockport, Greater Manchester, at the time of the incident in Blackburn Road, Darwen, on January 17.

Samba (26) was also ordered to pay £50 costs and a £15 surcharge by Blackburn magistrates.

The football star’s license was endorsed with four |penalty points. The French-born Congo international, who did not attend court, pleaded guilty to the speeding offence.

In a letter to the court he apologised for his inattention and added that he would be “more diligent in future”.

He was originally summonsed over his failure to identify who was driving his car at the time.

Samba said he did not receive the notice but accepted that he was behind the wheel at the time of the incident.

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