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England footballer to open new £32m Academy in Stoke

England and Stoke City footballer Peter Crouch Credit: Nick Potts/PA Wire

England and Stoke City footballer, Peter Crouch, will take a break from the football pitch later today.

The 32-year-old striker is to visit St Peter's Academy in Stoke later today to open its new £32million building.

Pupils will get the chance to meet the footballer before he officially opens the new building.

Stoke City's Peter Crouch loses licence

Stoke City striker Peter Crouch has been given a 6 month ban from driving Credit: PA

Stoke City striker has been banned from driving for six months after being caught speeding for the second time in a month.

The 31-year-old was caught on a speed camera travelling at 69mph in a 40mph zone as he drove his £30,000 Range Rover on the M42/M6 Toll Road near Curdworth, Warwickshire.

He was first caught on March 6, weeks later he was caught driving 70mph on the same stretch of road on April 25.

Crouch was charged with speeding and failing to tell police who was driving at Nuneaton Magistrates Court yesterday (Tuesday 16 October).

The football star from Cheshire was ordered to pay £170 in costs and fined £1,300. He was also endorsed with a further 12 penalty points making 21 in total.

The ban comes just eight weeks after Crouch was given five points for speeding after a match in Macclesfield.


Stoke City striker fined for speeding

Peter Crouch fined for speeding Credit: PA Pictures

Stoke City player Peter Crouch has been given a £1,000 fine for speeding.

The Premiership striker was given five penalty points after he was caught travelling at 49mph in a 30mph zone.

He was driving his £40,000 Range Rover Sport towards Macclesfield town centre at the time.

Magistrates were told how Crouch had received four penalty points for a separate speeding offence just two weeks earlier, leaving him only three points short of a ban.

The 31-year-old did not attend Macclesfield Magistrates Court yesterday but his solicitor entered a guilty plea on his behalf.

Crouch was given seven days to make the payment.