Aaron Wan-Bissaka handed driving ban and fine after Man Utd star pleads guilty

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Manchester United's Aaron Wan-Bissaka has been banned from driving for six months and fined £31,500.

The 24-year-old admitted earlier this year to driving while disqualified and without insurance after being stopped by police in Manchester on June 23.

On Monday, Wan-Bissaka also pleaded guilty to failing to provide driver details for two speeding offences in Bradford, Yorkshire, in September 2020.

Wan-Bissaka's lawyers described the full-back as in a “state of complete ignorance" with letters of the offences sent to his former Croydon address.

The failure to reply led to a six-month ban imposed at Leeds Magistrates Court, with Wan-Bissaka unaware of proceedings.

Wan-Bissaka's court date was five days before his Lamborghini Urus was seized by police on the A34.

Shaun Draycott, who was defending Wan-Bissaka said: “When he was stopped on the A34 he was courteous and respectful to the officers, and he indicated to them he had no idea he was disqualified.”

Draycott explained that arrangements were made for the 24-year-olds agent to visit his home to make sure his affairs were in order following his move to United in 2019.

However, he explained that the property was undergoing refurbishment when the letters were sent, and it was subsequently let out.

“I think the refurbishment issue may have caused some difficulty. He felt matters had been put in hand and plainly they had not, and he must now pay the price for that.”

He accepted that Win-Bissaka had failed to notify the DVLA of his change of address in 2019.

Wan-Bissaka was banned for six months, and Judge Begley advised the footballer to reflect upon his actions.

"Whether it was wise for you in the circumstances to delegate the tasks in relation to moving from the London address to Manchester is a matter you will have to reflect upon.

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