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Marlon King sent to prison and given driving ban

Marlon King has been sent to prison for dangerous driving Credit: ITV News Central

Former Premier League footballer Marlon King has been jailed for 18 months for dangerous driving after a crash in Nottinghamshire which left a motorist with a broken arm.

The ex-Birmingham City striker had pleaded guilty to a charge of dangerous driving at Nottingham Crown Court in March.

Sentencing King at the same court, Recorder Paul Mann QC said: "I do not regard your case as merely impulsive or silly behaviour.

"It was aggressive. It was arrogant."

The court heard King had been eating an ice cream at the wheel when he caused a three-car pile up on the A46 in Nottinghamshire last April.

The judge also gave King a three-year driving ban.

Marlon King sent to jail for dangerous driving

Footballer Marlon King has been sentenced to 18 months in jail for dangerous driving.

The former Birmingham City and Coventry striker pleaded guilty to causing a three-car pile-up on the A46 at Winthorpe in Nottinghamshire last year.

His Porsche hit the other cars, and left one of the other drivers with a broken arm.

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Marlon King arrives at dangerous driving sentencing

Marlon King arriving at Nottingham Crown Court this lunchtime Credit: ITV News Central/Pat Fenelon

Footballer Marlon King has arrived at court in Nottingham to be sentenced for dangerous driving.

The former Birmingham City player has pleaded guilty to causing a three car pile up on the A46 at Winthorpe in Nottinghamshire in April 2013.

Carrying only paperwork, the former Birmingham City footballer arrives to be sentenced Credit: ITV News Central/Pat Fenelon

His Porsche hit the other cars, and left one of the other drivers with a broken arm. He faces up to two years behind bars.

Marlon King to be sentenced for dangerous driving

Marlon King pleaded guilty to causing a three car pile up in 2013 Credit: ITV News Central

Former Birmingham City and Coventry striker Marlon King is due in court this afternoon to be sentenced for dangerous driving.

King has pleaded guilty to causing a three-car pile-up on the A46 at Winthorpe in Nottinghamshire last year. His Porsche hit the other cars, and left one of the other drivers with a broken arm. He faces up to two years behind bars.

Timeline: Marlon King's controversial career

A judge has told former Coventry City and Birmingham City player, Marlon King, he faces a third stint in prison after he admitted dangerous driving in Nottinghamshire.

The 35-year-old will be sentenced in May. We take a look back at King's controversial career to date....

Marlon King leaves Nottingham Crown Court today after admitting dangerous driving Credit: Simon Cooper/PA Wire

2002: Served five months in prison after being caught at the wheel of a stolen BMW worth £30,000

2009: Jailed for 18 months for sexually assaulting a woman in a nightclub and causing actual bodily harm after breaking her nose.

2010: King is released from prison and joins Coventry City after being sacked by Wigan.

June 2011: King leaves Coventry and moves to Birmingham.

Marlon King in action for Birmingham City Credit: Nick Potts/PA Wire

April 2013: Car crash in Nottinghamshire in which King was involved leaves motorist with a broken wrist.

March 2014: King admits dangerous driving after denying charge at previous hearing.

2nd May 2014: King will be sentenced for dangerous driving incident in April 2013. Judge has told him he faces a maximum prison sentence of two years.

Judge 'makes no promises' as Marlon King faces jail

Marlon King faces up to two years in prison Credit: PA Wire

A judge has told former Premier League footballer Marlon King he could "make no promises" as he faces a prison sentence of up to two years after admitting dangerous driving in Nottinghamshire.

King pleaded guilty at Nottingham Crown Court after a three-car crash left a motorist with a broken arm.

The former Birmingham City, Coventry City and Nottingham Forest player was due to go on trial after pleading not guilty at an earlier hearing.

But the footballer, who appeared in the dock wearing a blue suit and open-necked white shirt, changed his plea to guilty on Tuesday morning.

At Nottingham Crown Court, Judge Nigel Godsmark QC told King he would adjourn sentencing for a pre-sentence report.

Defending King, Charles Langley asked that "alternatives" be looked at to an immediate custodial sentence.

Ordering an interim driving ban, the judge told King he would make "no promises".

King, who was granted unconditional bail, will be sentenced at Nottingham Crown Court on May 2.

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Marlon King to go on trial on dangerous driving charge

Marlon King was released by Birmingham City in 2013 Credit: Dave Howarth/EMPICS Sport

A former Premier League striker is to go on trial today charged with dangerous driving after a crash in Nottinghamshire left a motorist with a fractured elbow.

Marlon King, who has played for Nottingham Forest, Coventry City and Birmingham City is alleged to have committed the offence on his 33rd birthday while driving a Porsche Panamera on the A46 on 26 April.

A 35-year-old man was airlifted to hospital after the collision at Winthorpe, near Newark, which was witnessed by an off-duty police officer.

King, who is on bail, pleaded not guilty to dangerous driving, which carries a maximum sentence of two years' imprisonment, at a hearing at Nottingham Crown Court last November.

The Jamaican international was released by League One side Sheffield United in December.