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Speeding duke given a 12-month driving ban

By Gabriel Samuels

One of the UK's wealthiest aristocrats has been banned from driving after being caught speeding on numerous occasions.

David Manners, the Duke of Rutland (57), who has a personal fortune of around £140m, was disqualified for a year after amassing 24 points on his driving licence.

The duke was also handed a £3,025 fine after he exceeded the speed limit twice in Nottinghamshire, once in Derbyshire and once in North Yorkshire over the course of eight months.

In March this year, he was caught driving at nearly 75mph in a 50mph zone near Lowdham, Nottinghamshire. On the other three occasions, he was penalised for exceeding the speed limit by less than 10mph.

The duke lives in Belvoir Castle in Leicestershire, and also owns the Haddon Hall estate in Bakewell, Derbyshire.

Northallerton Magistrates' Court heard that he already had nine points on his driving licence when he was caught speeding in his Land Rover Discovery.

The peer declined to attend the hearing.

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