Titus Bramble banned from driving for 12 months

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Image caption Bramble has been without a club since being released by Sunderland at the end of the 2012-13 season

The former Ipswich, Newcastle, Sunderland and Wigan footballer Titus Bramble has been banned from driving for 12 months.

The 33-year-old, of Stone Lodge Lane, Ipswich, was found guilty of failing to provide information relating to the identity of a driver.

He had been summonsed for a speeding offence alleged to have taken place in Ipswich in April.

Bramble did not attend the hearing before magistrates in Bury St Edmunds.

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Image caption Bramble left Ipswich Town in 2002 in a £6m move to Newcastle United

Suffolk Police said Bramble, who is not currently signed to a club, was issued with the summons after a car was seen speeding in excess of the 40 mph limit on London Road, Ipswich on 1 April.

He was not charged with speeding, but was convicting of failing to give "information relating to the identification of the driver of a vehicle, namely a Land Rover TMB1, who was alleged to have been guilty of an offence".

Bramble was also fined £600 and ordered to pay £85 police costs and a £60 victim surcharge.

He began his career at his hometown club of Ipswich Town in 1998 before moving to Newcastle for £6m in 2002.

He played for Wigan Athletic 2007-10 before signing for Sunderland, who released him at the end of the 2012-13 season.

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