Former Norwich City defender Sebastien Bassong banned from driving after being caught doing 110mph on A11
PUBLISHED: 09:01 21 October 2017 | UPDATED: 13:42 21 October 2017
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Former Norwich City defender Sebastien Bassong has been banned from driving after being convicted of driving his Maserati at 110mph on the A11.
The 31-year-old Cameroon international was caught speeding on the A11 near Thetford, Norfolk, on December 21 last year.
Bassong, of The Drive in Wymondham, Norfolk, appeared at South East Magistrates Court for sentence after the case was proven in his absence in a behind-closed doors hearing in August.
The defender, who was released by Norwich City in the summer, was banned from driving for 40 days.
He was also fined £440 and told to pay court costs.
The court heard he had been driving at 40mph over the speed limit for about half a mile when he was stopped by police.
He was caught speeding at 11.35pm after the mother of his children called to say she was “in a lot of pain”.
She had previously had kidney stones and they were worried the problem had flared again, the court heard.
Magistrates were told Bassong “regrets his actions”, accepts there is “no excuse whatsoever” for speeding and has since sold his Maserati.
Bassong made 105 league appearances for Norwich after he was signed by the club in August 2012.
The former Tottenham, Newcastle, Watford and Wolves central defender was released by the Canaries at the end of last season and is currently a free agent.
Bassong was signed by Norwich in August 2012.