Manchester City’s David Silva to face trial over alleged speeding offence
Manchester City midfielder David Silva will face trial later this year accused of failing to identify the driver of an alleged speeding offence.
Silva’s Mercedes was allegedly found to be travelling 62mph in a 40mph zone on the A34 Kingsway in Cheadle on May 6, 2014.
He is said to have been twice sent a notice of intended prosecution (NIP) in which the recipient is asked to name the person who was driving at the time of the offence. Silva is accused of not responding to both letters.
The Spanish international is now charged with failing to give information relating to the driver of a vehicle who is alleged to have been guilty of an offence.
A not guilty plea was submitted in his absence at Manchester and Salford Magistrates’ Court.
The case was adjourned for trial on September 24.