Michael Lee, ex-speedway world champion, fined for drugs

  • 26 July 2013
  • From the section Suffolk
Michael Lee
Image caption Michael Lee is co-promoter of the Mildenhall Fen Tigers speedway team

The former speedway world champion Michael Lee has been fined for possession of drugs which were found at his Suffolk home.

Lee, 54, of Worlington, is currently the co-promoter of Mildenhall Fen Tigers.

He appeared before magistrates in Bury St Edmunds and admitted possession of cannabis and amphetamines.

He was fined £600, has to pay £80 costs and a £30 victim surcharge. The drugs were confiscated.

Police found 12.44g (0.4oz) of cannabis and 1.12g (0.04oz) of amphetamine at Lee's house.

Lee was crowned speedway individual world champion at Gothenberg, Sweden in 1980 and rode for teams including King's Lynn, Poole and Boston. He also represented England.

Mildenhall's co-promoters Chris Louis and Kevin Jolly issued a statement and said they were are "shocked and disappointed" by the drugs offence and "they want to make it clear that they in no way endorse his actions".

They added: "[We] wish now to give Michael a short period to reflect on the situation and potential consequences of his actions after which time a further statement will be issued by the club."

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