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Full report: Sessegnon admits drink driving

The former Sunderland footballer Stephane Sessegnon has been banned from driving for 20 months, after pleading guilty to drink driving, and driving without a full UK licence or insurance.

The striker, who now plays for West Brom, was pulled over in August, at the same time as his teammates on Wearside were playing in the League Cup.

He was found to be twice the legal alcohol limit.

Lucy Taylor reports.


Sessegnon pleads guilty to driving offences

Stephane Sessegnon has attended Newcastle Magistrates' Court and pleaded guilty to driving offences including drink driving. He has been fined £7,600 and banned from driving for 20 months.

Stephane Sessegnon arriving at Newcastle Magistrates' Court
Stephane Sessegnon Credit: ITV
Walking into Newcastle Magistrates' Court Credit: ITV
Stephane Sessegnon Credit: ITV

Sessegnon pleads guilty to drink driving

Former Sunderland footballer Stephane Sessegnon has pleaded guilty to drink driving, driving without insurance or licence.

He has been banned from driving for 20 months after admitting the driving offence in Newcastle.

This can be reduced if the West Brom player attends a rehabilitation course. Sessegnon was also fined £7.600 and given three points.

Fletcher scoops player of the month award

Steven Fletcher has been awarded with the Barclays Premier League Player of the month for September.

The Scottish forward has helped Sunderland FC remain unbeaten last month by scoring 5 goals for his team.

Fletcher began his club career with Hibernian, playing in 156 Scottish Premier League games and scoring 43 goals.

"I'm obviously pleased with the award but results are more important.

To stay unbeaten in September was a real positive for the lads and I’m pleased I grabbed a few goals as well.”