TV’s Guy Martin denies fake driving licence charges

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The motorcycle racer turned television celebrity Guy Martin is to face a jury trial accused of having a fake Irish driving licence.

Martin, 37, of Searby Wold Lane, Searby Top, Barnetby, Lincolnshire, appeared before Lincoln Crown Court on Monday where he entered not guilty pleas to two charges.

He denied possession of a document with intent to deceive between December 4 2017 and May 15 this year relating to “a document so closely resembling an Irish driving licence as to be calculated to deceive”.

He also denied that between March 1 and May 15 this year he made a false statement by claiming he was the holder of an Irish driving licence entitling him to drive certain categories of vehicles for the purpose of obtaining a British licence to drive some categories of vehicles.

During the 10 minute hearing, Martin spoke to give his date of birth and nationality and to enter his not guilty pleas. He twice interjected as the judge explained to him what was happening.

Judge Andrew Easteal granted Martin unconditional bail and adjourned the case for a two day trial to commence at Lincoln Crown Court in July next year.