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Norwich City defender Sebastien Bassong fined £1,000 for carrying a baton in his car

13:57 21 November 2012

The defender admitted one charge of having an offensive weapon. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

The defender admitted one charge of having an offensive weapon. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

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A Norwich City star has been fined £1,000 for carrying a police-style baton in his car.

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Defender Sebastien Bassong was stopped by police on September 27 near London’s King’s Cross and officers found the baton in the pocket of the driver’s door.

The 26-year-old admitted at Highbury Corner Magistrates’ Court on Monday to possessing an offensive weapon.

On top of the £1,000 fine, he was also made to pay a victim surcharge of £100 and costs of £85.

The baton will be destroyed.

A spokeswoman for the football club declined to comment on the case.

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