Comic Steve Coogan banned for speeding in Brighton

Steve Coogan
Image caption Coogan, seen here as Thom Payne in the US comedy Happyish, was disqualified from driving for 28 days

Actor and comedian Steve Coogan has been banned from driving after he was clocked doing 54mph in a 30mph zone.

The 50-year-old pleaded guilty to driving at almost double the speed limit on the A259 at Black Rock, Brighton, on 14 October last year.

Coogan, of Greenways, in Ovingdean, was caught speeding in a Mazda MX-5 SE sports car, Sussex Police said.

He was disqualified from driving for 28 days and fined £670 at Worthing Magistrates' Court on Wednesday.

He was also ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £67 and costs of £85.

Coogan, who is known for comic characters including Alan Partridge and Paul Calf, did not attend the hearing, police said.

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