Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez given driving ban

Carlos Tevez has revived his reputation at Man City this season. Photo: PA

Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez was disqualified from driving for six months after he failed to understand the word "constabulary" on official letters from the police, a court heard today.

Tevez, 28, was disqualified from driving and ordered to pay a total in fines and costs of £1,540 at a hearing at Manchester Magistrates' Court.

The striker, who did not attend the hearing in person, pleaded guilty to two counts of failing to furnish information which relate to incidents in which his car was clocked speeding.

The court heard he received letters from the police in relation to the offences but he failed to respond because he did not recognise the word constabulary.

Tevez also admitted not having a proper UK driving licence, but denied he was driving when his car was caught speeding.