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Comedian Carr accused of speeding

BBC Look East reporter Joel Mapp was in court

Comedian Jimmy Carr was caught driving 10mph over the speed limit in a Suffolk village, a court has heard.

Mr Carr, 37, is alleged to have driven his Bentley GT through Boxford at 50mph, early on 30 April 2008.

Prosecutor David Hutson told Sudbury Magistrates' Court Mr Carr was caught by police using a speed gun.

Mr Carr, of London, denies the offence but was not in court. The case was adjourned until December. His solicitor is Nick Freeman - known as Mr Loophole.

Mr Freeman gained his nickname for his success in clearing high-profile clients on motoring offences.

He told the court he questioned the "legality" of the 40mph speed limit.

The court heard the speed limit on the A1071 started from 340m west of Boxford Lane, but Mr Freeman said the road was in fact called School Hill.

He said: "The speed limit is void because the wrong road has been referred to as being the start of the speed limit."



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