Court: Posh star in road ban after driving crimes

Nathaniel Mendez-Laing in action for Posh. Photo: David Lowndes
Nathaniel Mendez-Laing in action for Posh. Photo: David Lowndes
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A Peterborough United footballer who drove a car with no licence and no insurance has been fined and banned from the road for six weeks.

Winger Nathaniel Mendez-Laing (21) drove his C-Class Mercedes Benz on Taverners Road, Peterborough, without insurance and otherwise in accordance with a licence on July 10 last year.

Mendez-Laing, of Eagle Way, Hampton Vale, appeared at Peterborough Magistrates’ Court on Monday having pleaded guilty to the offence.

He was fined a total of £900, ordered to pay costs of £70 and a surcharge of £60. He was also given eight penalty points on his licence and disqualified from driving for six weeks.

The player, who was born in Birmingham and started his career at Wolverhampton Wanderers, has racked up more than 60 appearances at Posh but is currently on loan at Shrewsbury.

He initially joined the team on loan during the 2010-11 season and starred as Posh were promoted to the Championship after winning the League One play-offs. He later made a permanent move to the club in 2012.