June 6, 2019 4.12 pm This story is over 29 months old

New details emerge from TV star Guy Martin’s trial

He was originally due to stand trial next month in Lincoln

TV star Guy Martin who is accused of using a fake Irish driving licence has had his trial put back to next year.

It has now emerged that Martin claimed to be the holder of the licence entitling him to drive certain categories of vehicles which he used to get a British licence for the same purpose.

Martin was originally due to stand trial next month in front of a jury at Lincoln Crown Court where he faces two charges relating to the licence.

But the date of the trial has been changed and is now scheduled to begin on 6 January.

Martin, 37, of Searby Wold Lane, Searby Top, Barnetby, Lincs, has previously denied possession of a document with intent to deceive between December 4 2017 and 15 May this year.

The accusation relates to “a document so closely resembling an Irish driving licence as to be calculated to deceive”.

He was excused attendance at a hearing at Lincoln Crown Court when Judge John Pini QC put the trial back to January 6.

Martin’s trial is expected to last three days.

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