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TV Speed King Guy Martin Pleads Not Guilty Over Fake Driving Licence Charge

TV Speed King Guy Martin Pleads Not Guilty Over Fake Driving Licence Charge

Speed freak Guy Martin has pleaded not guilty to having a fake driving licence.

The former motorbike racer was charged after allegedly trying to use a 'fake' Irish licence, after it was checked by the DVLA and found not to be genuine.

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It's believed Martin had the phoney document so that he could upgrade his UK one and drive other vehicles, like lorries.

According to reports, the charges relate to the period from December 2017 to May 2018, to 'a document so closely resembling a licence that resembled an Irish driving licence as to be calculated to deceive'.

The speed freak appeared at court in Lincoln where he pleaded not guilty to the charges and chose to have a trial at crown court. He was bailed until December 13.

A thrill-seeker, Martin is known for his love of speed and is a regular on the box either trying to break records while trying his best not to break a bone, and once broke the world record while riding the biggest Wall of Death live on Channel 4.

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Martin managed to complete the task, reaching a huge speed of 78.15mph, after initially getting round at 70.33mph.

However, things don't always go to plan however, in 2015 the TT rider broke his back after crashing out of the Ulster Grand Prix.

But near death is just an occupational hazard for ol' Martin, and incredibly he was back walking around just two days later.

Last year he built a 30-tonne First World War tank from scratch he discovered what fear is really like.

The motorcycle racer and mechanic spent five months making an exact replica of the British Mark IV tank - first unleashed 100 years ago ­tomorrow at Cambrai in Northern France.

He pleaded not guilty and has chosen to have a trial at Lincoln Crown Court. Credit: PA
He pleaded not guilty and has chosen to have a trial at Lincoln Crown Court. Credit: PA

"It was a very emotional experience as we stood quietly and remembered those who died at Cambrai."He added: "It's hot. It stinks," he said. "It takes two of us to drive it. And you're going nowhere fast.

"That's all very well when you're driving around a car park but with six more people in it - and you're getting shot at - it's a different matter.

"I've nothing but respect for those guys 100 years ago."

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: uk news, UK Entertainment

Dominic Smithers

Dominic graduated from the University of Leeds with a degree in French and History. Like you, Dom has often questioned how much use a second language has been. Well, after stints working at the Manchester Evening News, the Accrington Observer and the Macclesfield Express, along with never setting foot in France, he realised the answer is surprisingly little. But I guess, c'est la vie. Contact us at [email protected]

 

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