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Last Updated: Friday January 29 2010 13:12 GMT

Ashley Cole banned for speeding

Ashley Cole

Ashley Cole has been banned from driving for four months after being caught speeding.

The Chelsea player was driving at 104 mph in a 50mph zone in his sports car. He was also given a £1,000 fine.

Ashley, who is married to popstar Cheryl Cole, was driving in London when he was caught by the police.

Ashley claimed he was driving so fast because he was being chased by photographers. He has launched an appeal against the ban.

The appeal will be dealt with by a court at a later date.

He couldn't appear in court himself because he is away preparing for a match.