Banned snooker star fined over cue fraud

Disgraced snooker player Stephen Lee has been fined £1,815 after admitting a charge of fraud relating to his personal cue.

Stephen Lee has been fined £1,815 after admitting a charge of fraud. Credit: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

The court was told Lee, who was once ranked number five in the world, arranged to sell his personal £1,600 snooker cue to a fan through his Facebook page.

But although the man, who is based in Hong Kong, paid the money into Lee's wife's bank account, the cue was never sent - and Lee continued to play with it.