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Footballer dangerous driving trial

Tue, 18 Mar 2014 00:00:00 -0700

A FORMER PREMIER LEAGUE footballer is to go on trial today charged with dangerous driving after a three-car crash left a motorist with a fractured elbow.

Ex-Sheffield United striker Marlon King is alleged to have committed the offence on his 33rd birthday while driving a Porsche Panamera on the A46 in Nottinghamshire last April.

A 35-year-old man was airlifted to hospital after the collision at Winthorpe, near Newark, which was witnessed by an off-duty police officer on the afternoon of April 26.

King, of Torksey, Lincolnshire, pleaded not guilty to a charge of dangerous driving, which carries a maximum sentence of two years imprisonment, at a hearing at Nottingham Crown Court last November.

The Jamaican international, whose previous clubs include Gillingham, Nottingham Forest, Watford, Wigan, Coventry City, Birmingham City, and most recently Sheffield United, is due to appear at the same court today for his trial.

King, who is on bail, is currently without a club after he was released by League One side Sheffield United in December.


By Emma Sword, Press Association