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Ex-Man Utd chief's driving fine
Picture of Martin Edwards
Edwards was in charge at Manchester United for 20 years
Former Manchester United chief executive Martin Edwards has been fined 500 for careless driving after crashing into a car in north Wales.

Edwards' Mercedes was on the wrong side of the road when it collided with a Vauxhall Corsa in Conwy, Llandudno magistrates heard on Thursday.

The Corsa's driver was seriously hurt in the head-on crash, the court heard.

Edwards, 60, of Wilmslow, Cheshire, admitted careless driving. Five penalty points were imposed on his licence.

Letter to court

Magistrates heard how Edwards was driving on the wrong side of the road as he took a right-hand bend after leaving the A55 dual carriageway near Conwy golf club in April.

In a letter to the court, Edwards explained that he assumed he was on a one-way road after he left the A55.

The multi-millionaire, who was listed in court as retired, was also ordered to pay 45 prosecution costs.

Edwards stepped down as chief executive of Manchester United in 2000 after first being elected to the Manchester United board in 1970.

He took control of the football club from his father, Louis, in 1980.

During his time in charge, Edwards appointed Alex Ferguson as manager, supervised the redevelopment of the club's Old Trafford stadium and oversaw an era of dominance on the pitch for United in the 1990s when the club grew into one of the wealthiest in world football.


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