Manchester City’s Carlos Tevez banned from driving

Manchester City's Carlos Tevez banned from driving

Carlos Tevez said he did not understand the word “constabulary”

Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez has been banned from driving for six months after failing to respond to police letters about speeding.

Tevez, 28, denies he was driving when his car was clocked speeding.

He said he did not recognise letters about the offences were from police as he did not recognise the word “constabulary”.

The Argentinian admitted two offences of failing to give police information at Manchester Magistrates’ Court.

He was also ordered to pay fines and costs of £1,540.

The striker, who did not attend the hearing in person, admitted not having a proper UK driving licence but said he was not driving when his car was caught speeding.

In September 2011 he was fined £60 and received three penalty points on his licence after admitting speeding in his Bentley.

Oldham Magistrates’ Court heard he was caught driving at 38mph in a 30mph zone in Stretford.

At an earlier hearing Tevez had been charged with failing to respond to the penalty notice, which he claimed he had not seen, but the charge was dropped after he admitted the offence.