Bendtner caught speeding in Porsche

Sunderland striker Nicklas Bendtner
Sunderland striker Nicklas Bendtner
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DASHING Dane Nicklas Bendtner faces a driving ban after being clocked doing more than 100mph.

Police arrested the Sunderland AFC striker after his high-powered Porsche sports car was said to have been recorded travelling at 103mph in a 70mph zone, a court heard.

Prosecutors said the 23-year-old was spotted speeding along the A696 Woolsington bypass, on December 10.

Bendtner did not appear during the short hearing at Newcastle Magistrates’ Court.

However, his legal team submitted a letter in which they indicated he would plead guilty.

Magistrate Keith McIntosh opted to adjourn the hearing and said the Premier League footballer would have to appear in court for sentence to be passed.

The Denmark international, who lives in Darras Hall, Ponteland, was summoned to appear later this month.

Sarah Robinson, prosecuting, told the court: “He was seen doing 103.6mph for a distance of 0.137 miles, and was recorded by a police Vascar system. He has indicated a guilty plea.”

His driving arrest came just days after he was quizzed and bailed alongside Sunderland skipper Lee Cattermole, for allegedly damaging cars on Tyneside.

Several vehicles were reportedly attacked on the night of December 6, in China Town’s Stowell Street, yards from the St James’ Park home of Newcastle United.

Last month, it also emerged Bendtner was arrested following an early-morning brawl at a luxury Tyneside hotel.

The player and another 23-year-old man were released without charge.

Following the arrest, he issued an apology to “friends, fans, Sunderland and family”.

Bendtner moved to the Stadium of Light from Arsenal in a loan deal last year.

He has struggled to find form, scoring just three goals since his arrival.