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Steve Coogan banned from driving

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Actor and comedian Steve Coogan has been banned from driving after he was caught doing almost double the speed limit.

The star from Middleton, famed for comic characters including Alan Partridge, was clocked doing 54mph in a 30mph zone in Brighton, in October last year.

Coogan did not attend the hearing but entered a guilty plea through his solicitor. He's been banned for 28 days and fined £670.